GOP front-runner Donald Trump said Wednesday that he knows he'll have to go on the attack against Ben Carson, who is inching closer to him in the polls, but for now, Carson is just too nice.
"He's been so nice to me, I can't do it," Trump told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "Good Morning America."
A new Fox News poll
puts Carson just one percentage point behind Trump, at 24 to 23 percent. Further, the poll showed that voters see Carson as being more ethical than other candidates, and he had the largest number of GOP voters who say they'll definitely vote for him.
Trump said Wednesday that he can't explain the new numbers.
"I've been number one for a long time and I'm number one in every poll, in most cases by very big numbers, in double-digit numbers," Trump said. "He's been getting a lot of ink on the Muslims and other things, and I guess people look at that and they probably like it. Some people thought they wouldn't like it but they probably do."
At the same time, there will be a lot of issues to tackle with Carson, said Trump, including experience.
"I mean, Ben is a doctor and that's what he's been doing and the question is, is he capable of negotiating with China and Russia and Iran and all of the things you have to do?" Trump asked. "There will be a lot of things but I think at this moment I won't go into them, but there will be a lot of things having to do with capacity and experience."
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