Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson was recently referred to as “super-low energy” by real estate tycoon and GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. The newest line of attacks didn’t seem to shake the retired neurosurgeon who refuted Trump’s claim on NBC’s Meet The Press Sunday (October 25)
“I have plenty of energy. But, you know, I am soft-spoken. 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,” Carson declared. “But, you know, I changed.”
Carson, who said he would go after people with rocks, bricks, baseball bats and hammers when he was younger spoke of the time at 14 years old he almost stabbed a friend during a dispute over the radio. He attempted to stab the friend in the abdomen, but it fortunately hit his belt buckle instead.
The well known story can be seen in his book Gifted Hands, in it, Carson says the incident was a turning point for him and he went home and prayed.
“Fortunately, you know, my life has been changed,” Carson added. “And I’m a very different person now.”