BEN CARSON: Donald Trump knows his Twitter use is 'a problem'

Things We Learned About Donald Trump: He Doesn't Write Out His Own Tweets

Ben Carson said Donald Trump knows his Twitter account is "a problem" in a Thursday interview flagged by BuzzFeed the next day.

During the interview with Florida radio host Joyce Kaufman, Carson said Trump was approached by multiple people to discuss his freewheeling use of the social-media platform.

"I hope that somebody closes that Twitter account, really," said Carson, a former presidential candidate who endorsed Trump.

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BEN CARSON: Donald Trump knows his Twitter use is 'a problem'
I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany
I would like to wish everyone, including all haters and losers (of which, sadly, there are many) a truly happy and enjoyable Memorial Day!
Just made the point at #NCGOPcon that "we have to protect our border & I think everyone here knows, nobody can build a wall like Trump!"
My twitter has become so powerful that I can actually make my enemies tell the truth.
China's Communist Party has now publicly praised Obama's reelection. They have never had it so good. Will own America soon.
While Jon Stewart is a joke, not very bright and totally overrated, some losers and haters will miss him & his dumb clown humor. Too bad!
Why is Obama playing basketball today? That is why our country is in trouble!
An 'extremely credible source' has called my office and told me that @BarackObama's birth certificate is a fraud.
Remember, I said Derek don't sell your Trump World Tower apartment...its been lucky for you. The day after he sold it, he broke his foot.
I never fall for scams. I am the only person who immediately walked out of my ‘Ali G’ interview
.@cher--I don’t wear a “rug”—it’s mine. And I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn’t work.
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.
.@katyperry is no bargain but I don't like John Mayer--he dates and tells--be careful Katy (just watch!).
.@BetteMidler talks about my hair but I'm not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body --- so I won't. Is this a double standard?
It's Thursday. How much money did Barack Obama waste today on crony green energy projects?
Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was terrible at DEBATE!
Hey @realDonaldTrump - In case you're looking for that tweet you deleted .. I got it right here.
This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps,and our GW scientists are stuck in ice
Everyone knows I am right that Robert Pattinson should dump Kristen Stewart. In a couple of years, he will thank me. Be smart, Robert.
26,000 unreported sexual assults in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?
Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don't feel so stupid or insecure,it's not your fault
How amazing, the State Health Director who verified copies of Obama’s “birth certificate” died in plane crash today. All others lived

"Well, I think he will come to understand," he added. "We talk about it, and a number of people have talked about it, including his family. And he knows that it's a problem. And the first part of solving the problem is recognizing that it exists."

Trump's tweets have sparked a large number of firestorms, including a recent one that promoted an unflattering photo of rival Ted Cruz's wife.

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For his part, Carson has made a series of confusing remarks for a campaign surrogate in recent interviews. In a Thursday interview on CNN, he defended Trump's campaign manager, who faces a misdemeanor battery charge, by saying that most people face misdemeanor charges. He then suggested that one of the CNN hosts "probably" faced such a charge.

The host, John Berman, insisted he never faced such a charge.

Carson also told a radio host over the weekend that Trump has "major defects" as a candidate.

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