Carson slams Trump on deportations, 'would listen' on citizenship path

strong>MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — A day after the fourth GOP debate, Ben Carson took a hatchet to Donald Trump's plan to deport millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States.

In an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner Wednesday before a private fundraiser outside of Richmond, Va., Carson took aim at Trump's deportation push, saying it will "hurt" the billionaire candidate more than the Republican Party.

"I think they hurt Donald Trump in the long run," Carson said, referring to the deportation plans. "I think there are enough people who know that there are others in the race that are very reasonable. I don't think he necessarily is the representation of the Republican Party — far from it."

Trump had called for creating a "deportation force" targeting illegal immigrants earlier Wednesday.

"The people that are here, the 11.5 million people here, rounding them up and deporting them may sound good to some people," Carson said. "But it's not pragmatic."