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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson laughs at an answer from businessman Donald Trump at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 28, 2015. Reuters

Under the icy notes of a piano soundtrack similiar to that of the 1980s slasher film "Halloween," Donald Trump lodged a horror-themed attack ad against his chief rival for the GOP nomination, Dr. Ben Carson, calling the former neurosurgeon a "violent criminal."

"Happy Friday the 13th," read the Instagram post, spreading across the Internet like wildfire within seconds. It's the latest attempt by Trump to bury his competitor for a passage in Carson's autobiography "Gifted Hands" in which he writes of his rage issues as a teenger and young adult. Particularly, Carson describes an attempt to stab one of his friends; later on, outside of his book, he admitted to attacking his mother with a hammer.

In the ad, the slasher music plays as Carson tells an interviewer about the attempted stabbing. The ad asks if Carson is a "violent criminal" or a "pathological liar" before concluding: "We don't need either as president."

The "Friday the 13th" video comes a day after Trump, while discussing the autobiography, compared Carson's "pathological" tendencies to the behavior of an unrepentant "child molestor."

"It's in the book that he's got a pathological temper," Trump told CNN's Erin Burnett. "That's a big problem, because you don't cure that."

"As an example: child molesting," Trump continued. "You don't cure these people. You don't cure a child molester. There's no cure for it. Pathological -- there's no cure for that."


Happy Friday the 13th

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