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Trump: 'Stranger Things Have Happened' Than a Trump/Carson Ticket

Trump: 'Stranger Things Have Happened' Than a Trump/Carson Ticket

By    |   Tuesday, 20 October 2015 09:45 AM

Donald Trump said Tuesday that he and fellow GOP presidential contender Ben Carson have hit a chord with voters, but it's still way too early to say if there will be a Trump/Carson ticket in next year's general election.

"We have a very good relationship, and we're not as different as people think," Trump told CNN's "New Day" program.

"There's certainly a different style. You know, I have great assets and he has great assets. But we are both resonating, there's no question about it." A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll on Monday listed Trump at 25 percent, with Carson closely behind at 22 percent, and a CNN/ORC Poll  released today put Trump at 27 percent, followed by 22 percent for Carson.


"I went up a lot from my original, I've gone up a lot," Trump said. "And you know, the other candidates are similar. Maybe these polls are starting to accurate out."

Meanwhile, Trump said he likes Carson and Carson likes him, and "stranger things have happened" than the two of them joining up for a presidential campaign.

"It certainly is interesting, he said. "So many people have suggested it because we seem to be doing awfully well."

The CNN poll also showed that Carly Fiorina's numbers, which spiked following her star turn in the last GOP debate, have plummeted quickly since that time, and Trump said he does not know why her numbers dropped so much, from 15 percent to 4 percent in just one month.

"That's a big drop," he said. "I don't know. I like Carly, actually. I don't know why she would have dropped so much...There's no answer to Carly. She's talented. I'm surprised to see that much of a drop."

Trump also addressed comments he made on Monday night in South Carolina, when he said President Barack Obama is thinking about signing an order to take away Americans' guns.

" I heard that he wants to," he told CNN's Alisyn Camerota, "on your network, somebody said that's what he's thinking about. I didn't think he's signing it. That will be a tough one to sign."

But still, he insisted, "he was thinking about it. I've heard it from numerous networks and read it in the papers. My source is the papers. They're pretty good sources."

He also talked about the continuing argument between himself and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush regarding the role of former President George W. Bush after the 9/11 atttacks.

"This all started because Jeb made the statement that under my brother, we were safe," said Trump. "Well, if he would have qualified by saying after the attack, but he didn't do that."

"We were safe in a sense but we went into Iraq, which was a disastrous decision," he continued. "Not Afghanistan, because that's probably where we should have gone in the first place." 



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Donald Trump said Tuesday that he and fellow GOP presidential contender Ben Carson have hit a chord with voters, but it's still way too early to say if there will be a Trump/Carson ticket in next year's general election. We have a very good relationship, and we're not as...
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