Donald Trump's freaky Friday the 13th attack ad: Ben Carson is either a "violent criminal" or "pathological liar"

"We don't need either as a president," Trump's new Instagram ad declares

By Sophia Tesfaye

Senior Politics Editor

Published November 13, 2015 4:23PM (EST)

Donald Trump is back to his old antics and he his dead set on taking down Ben Carson.

Last night, Trump went on a 95-minute long tear, ripping Carson as pathologically violent and comparing him to a child molester. "You don’t cure a child molester. There’s no cure for it. Pathological, there’s no cure for that. Now, I didn’t say it, he said it in his book."

Trump is referring to a passage in Carson's memoir where he wrote, “I had what I only can label a pathological temper — a disease — and this sickness controlled me, making me totally irrational.”

Not one to waste an opportunity, Trump brought up the phrase "pathological" to again compare Carson to a child molester during a CNN interview last night and today he is pounding the good doctor with a new Instagram attack ad questioning if Carson's a "pathological liar," rehashing last week's CNN investigation into Carson's past claims of violence.

Take a look:

Happy Friday the 13th

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

By Sophia Tesfaye

Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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