Donald Trump was just "expressing his opinion" with an early-morning tweet Thursday saying the crash of an EgyptAir jet looked like terrorism
, but he will handle such pronouncements differently once he's in the White House, Ben Carson said Friday.
"Everybody forms opinions about what's going on," Carson told Fox News' Martha MacCallum
on the "America's Newsroom" program. "I suspect when the dust settles, there will be mischief implicated in this crash."
But as president, Carson would expect Trump to "entertain all the different possibilities, and more than likely as president, he's going to have a spokesperson. And they are going to be issuing statements and they will be talking about the different possibilities."
And as for tweeting?
"He will be too busy for that," said Carson. "It will not only be the crash, it will be things going on in Iraq, things going on in North Korea, things going on in the South China Sea. He will be dealing with a lot of things and won't have time to be tweeting about that."
Carson also fired back on statements Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton made on Thursday that Trump is "not qualified to be president of the United States,"
saying that her statement is "ridiculous" when in reality she is the one not qualified.
"The fact of the matter is, here is an individual who doesn't have enough judgment to know not to put secret information on a private server and she is talking about somebody else who isn't qualified," said Carson. "[She is] somebody who doesn't have the judgment to send help to the conflict in Benghazi when they are begging for help, and who doesn't have the judgment after the problem starts to get help there. She just says, 'we are not going to do anything about it.' Nine hours later the Navy SEALs are on top of that compound firing away, saying if we can just hold on help will be arriving. But help wasn't going to arrive no matter how long they stayed there."
Meanwhile, Carson said he sees no reason Clinton's challenger, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, should drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"He has won the majority of the races lately," said Carson. "A lot of people seem to be gravitating toward him. I think he should fight it off. He shouldn't just capitulate to a system that is quite corrupt."
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