Ben Carson: 'I'm not going to get into the mud pit'

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Carson is now leading the polls over Trump in Iowa, 28 percent to 19 percent, marking one of the few times Trump has trailed in the polls.

"Fox News Sunday" Host Chris Wallace asked Carson what he thinks about Trump calling him weak on immigration and questioning his faith as a Seventh-day Adventist.

“It’s kid of interesting because of the conflict we had a couple months ago where he thought I was questioning his faith and he went ballistic on that,” Carson said. “I refuse to get into the mud pit.”

Carson went onto say that Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was right when she said Republicans are trying to destroy each other.

“I think that was a huge mistake in the last cycle and I’m not going to get into that no matter what anyone says,” Carson said.

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