Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson responded in an interview with NBC News' "Meet The Press" to a comment made by his competitor for the GOP nomination, Donald Trump, that referred to him as being low energy (video below).
Trump said during a campaign rally on Oct. 23 in Miami, Florida, that Carson was “super low energy” and, jokingly added, that when the news broke of Carson moving ahead of Trump in an Iowa poll he was “sleeping.”
“I’m not sure that there’s anybody else running who’s spent 18 or 20 hours intently operating on somebody,” Carson told Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press.”
Carson added that he does think people may find his soft-spoken demeanor is a sign of low energy.
“I have plenty of energy, but you know I am soft-spoken,” Carson said in the interview. “I do have a tendency to be relaxed. I wasn’t always like that. There was a time when I was, you know, very volatile. But, you know, I changed.”
Carson said his "volatile" time was when he was a teenager.
As for Trump making a jab at Carson, he said he will not do the same.
“I don’t get into the mud pit,” Carson said.
According to Iowa polls, Trump and Carson are in a close race for the Feb. 1 caucuses, The Blaze reports.