“Well, I’m much better as a counterpuncher, so I’d rather have, and I’m hoping for Ben to really hit me at some point, because I love to counterpunch,” the Republican presidential candidate said in response to a question on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” adding that the retired neurosurgeon has “been very nice to me, he’s actually a really nice guy.”

Trump remarked that he and Carson get along well, and that he gets along well with most of the other people who will be appearing with him on the debate stage on Sept. 16.

“And it’s interesting, but I think I’m probably going to wait,” Trump said. “I do have certain things to say, but I’m not going to be saying them for a little while. Let’s see what happens.”