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Donald Trump: Ben Carson 'Just Doesn't Have the Experience' to Be President

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ripped into his Republican rivals on Tuesday morning, saying that Ben Carson doesn't have the experience or the temperament to be President.

"It’s not his thing. He doesn’t have the temperament for it," the New York real estate mogul told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America. "I think Ben just doesn’t have the experience."

In the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll, Trump had the backing of 32 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents who are registered to vote. Carson was supported by 22 percent of those same voters.

Trump also blasted Marco Rubio, emerging from the pack as an establishment alternative to Jeb Bush. “I’m not a fan. I think he’s overrated,” he said. Trump also said of Rubio, “Putin would eat him alive.” He threw jabs at Jeb Bush as well, saying that he should “absolutely” drop out of the 2016 race. “He doesn’t have a chance," he said.

When asked about the controversy surrounding the Republican debates, Trump said he looked forward to answering the tough questions. “I just want to answer the questions and be done with it,” he said when asked about the Republican candidates’ backlash against debate organizers. “I just want to have a debate. I want to answer tough questions," he told Stephanopoulos. "We’re being asked very rude questions, many of them directed at me."

Trump has said that he will negotiate directly with debate hosts on formatting disagreements, despite a meeting Sunday night among 2016 campaigns aiming to collectively seek debate format information from hosts.

Trump went on to predict that Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic nominee “unless she get indicted.” As for the Republican nomination: “I think I will be the nominee,” he said.

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