"One of the benefits of a presidential campaign is the character and capability, judgment and temperament of every single one of us is revealed over time and under pressure. All of us will be revealed over time and under pressure."
That was Carly Fiorina in the second Republican debate, when she was asked about Donald Trump's temperament.
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Now, after nearly half a dozen Iowa polls have shown Trump in second place well behind Dr. Ben Carson, we're getting to see just how he handles pressure.
Trump gave a very public display of Kubler-Ross' Five Stages of Grief that people go through when facing a tragic loss.
As evidence, here is a sampling of his comments over the past couple days.
At first, Trump simply denied what the polls were saying.
• "I honestly believe those polls are wrong."
• "I don't get it. ... I would say we're doing very well there. So I'm a little bit surprised."
• "The thing with these polls, they're all so different. So right now, it's not very scientific."
Trump then started lashing out at pollsters, Iowans and Ben Carson.
• "Those pollsters do not like me."
• "I hate to say it, but the last long number of elections on the Republican circuit, the person who won Iowa did not get the nomination. I want to take away some of your muster."
• "Ben Carson said yesterday or the other day he wants to abolish Medicare. OK. And you know what a disaster that is. Now, I'm sure one day he'll take it back. But he said he wants to abolish Medicare. And one thing, people do like their Medicare. They do like it."
• "You know, like Ben was, he was pro-abortion not so long ago, as everybody has told me, I don't know it personally, but that's what I've been told. And all of a sudden he's so hard on abortion."Read the rest of the story HERE.
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