Trump is going nuclear on White House rival Carson. Here's why

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump whispers across to Carson during the debate held by Fox Business Network for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in MilwaukeeDonald Trump has dramatically escalated his attacks on his nearest rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson. While the unconstrained Trump has a comfortable double-digit lead over the soft-spoken Carson, the data points to a possible emerging threat to Trump’s hopes of capturing the party’s nomination for the November 2016 election. The poll of likely Republican primary voters also shows that Carson is drawing strong support from the rural Midwest, including Iowa, which holds the first Republican nominating contest on Feb. 1.

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