Press Release - Why Ben Carson is Gaining Ground in the Republican Primary Race (NY Daily News)
Even Donald Trump hesitates to put down a rival who performed the first successful separation of twins joined at the head.
Trump said on "Morning Joe" Friday that he's waiting for neurosurgeon Ben Carson to go on the attack.
"I'm hoping for Ben to really hit me at some point, because I love to counterpunch," he said.
Despite Trump's celebrity, the soft-spoken Carson has been steadily gaining momentum, vaulting to a solid second in national polls and pulling into a tie with the blustering billionaire in early-voting Iowa.
Ben Carson, Press Release - Why Ben Carson is Gaining Ground in the Republican Primary Race (NY Daily News) Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/311865