Donald Trump spoke with Chris Cuomo on Thursday, ripping the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran while also getting a little testy with the CNN anchor.
“What are you making a statement or asking a question?” the GOP frontrunner said to Cuomo on “New Day” during a series of exchanges on the nuclear deal. When the subject turned to Dr. Ben Carson, Trump went at Cuomo again.
“I’m a believer, perhaps you’re not, maybe that’s why your show isn’t doing as well as it should be,” he said.
On Iran, Trump said: “We look like a bunch of beggars, we were begging for this deal.” He also defended himself against charges that he criticized Carly Fiorina’s looks in a Rolling Stone profile, where he said: “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?!”
“I’m not talking about looks, I’m talking about persona,” he said, adding that Fiorina ran Hewlett Packard into the ground as CEO.
Trump also slammed Dr. Ben Carson — who’s in second place behind him — saying his subdued tone makes Jeb Bush “look like the energizer bunny.”
In a new CNN/ORC poll out Thursday, Trump drew 32 percent, Carson came in second at 19 percent and Jeb Bush ranked third with nine percent.
In the latest case of the Donald being the Donald, he challenged CNN president Jeff Zucker on Wednesday to give “massive profits” from its upcoming GOP debate to American veterans. No comment from CNN thus far.