On Friday, after Ben Carson passed him in the polls in Iowa, Donald Trump called his fellow candidate “super low energy.” Carson offered a response Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” by referring to his violent past: “There was a time when I was very volatile.”
“As a teenager, I would go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers,” he continued. “Of course, many people know the story when I was 14 and I tried to stab someone.”
One of my friends angered me. And I just lunged at his abdomen with the knife. Probably would have seriously injured or killed him, but he happened to have on a large metal belt buckle under his clothing, upon which the blade broke.
And, of course, he fled in terror. But I was more horrified than he was, because I realized that I was trying to kill somebody over nothing—and that I would never realize my dreams of becoming a physician. And I would end up in jail, reform school, or the grave. And I just locked myself in the bathroom and started praying.