Carly Fiorina just handed Donald Trump a taste of his own medicine.
It came after Trump went on an epic rant about his top opponent, Ben Carson—comparing the esteemed neurosurgeon to a “child molester”—on CNN.
“It’s in the book that he’s got a pathological temper,” he said, referring to Ben Carson’s memoir about his youthful rebellion and bad behavior, when he appeared on CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront. “That’s a big problem because you don’t cure that.”
When pressed for an example, he compared Carson to “child molesting. You don’t cure these people. You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that.”
Fiorina swooped in with a scathing Facebook post, to defend Carson:
“Donald, sorry, I’ve got to interrupt again,” she wrote, referencing Tuesday’s debate, where Donald Trump, amid a crowd of boos, told her to stop interrupting. “You would know something about pathological. How was that meeting with Putin? Or Wharton? Or your self funded campaign? Anyone can turn a multi-million dollar inheritance into more money, but all the money in the world won’t make you as smart as Ben Carson.”
Fighting words. Carson, himself, did not respond against the latest attacks from his onetime friend-turned-rival, Donald Trump.
Trump, for his part, unapologetically continued his rant later, at a 95-minute speech during a rally in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
“And I don’t want a person that’s got pathological disease, I don’t want it,” he told his supporters.
“Now, I’m not saying he’s got it. He said it. This isn’t something I’m saying — he’s a pathological liar, I’m not saying it. He said he’s got pathological disease. He actually said ‘pathological temper,’ and then he defined it as ‘disease,’ so he said he has ‘pathological disease.’ Now if you’re pathological, there’s no cure for that, folks. OK? There’s no cure for that.”
He also made sure to name-check his newest nemesis, referring to her as “Carly Whatever-the-hell-her-name-is.”