Trump: Carson ‘Hasn’t Got The Temperament’ For The Presidency (VIDEO)

November 3, 2015 10:13 a.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was emphatic on a Tuesday morning interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” when speaking about his rival: retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson will not be President.

“I think Ben just doesn’t have the experience,” Trump told GMA anchor George Stephanopoulos. “It’s not his thing, George. You know, you’re born with it. It’s not his thing. He hasn’t got the temperament for it. It’s not the right thing for him and there are right things for him.”

When Stephanopoulos asked if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee, Trump said yes — “unless she’s indicted.”

Despite his repeated assertions that Carson (along with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush) will not be President, Trump was much more demure when asked about his own chances.

“I think I will be,” Trump said. “I do think so.”

“I think there’s some people that actually do have talent in the group and the reason I talk this way is because I’m a non-politician,” the real estate mogul said. “When this is over if I win, great. I’m going to make the country great again. If I lose, fine. That’s fine. I’m not going to deal with these people. That’s going to be it. I go into the sunset and I go to Turnberry (Scotland) and Doral (Miama, Fla.) and I build buildings.”

Watch the interview, from ABC, below:

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