Ben Carson has been coming under a lot of scrutiny by people who suddenly care about how truthful he is with his recent rise to number 1 in some GOP Presidential polls. At issue, in particular, were a lot of the stories he told about his earlier life during his teen years.
CNN had recently grilled Carson hard over his stories about the attempted murder he described when he allegedly stabbed his friend during his teen years. In the course of CNN’s investigation, they spoke to many friends of Carson that knew him from elementary and high school. None of the people CNN interviewed said they ever heard of the stories of violence, bad temperament or the story of alleged attempted murder. Carson had claimed all of this bad behavior suddenly stopped one day when he decided to pray and was cured by God.
Now, in another huge revelation, the Carson campaign is openly confessing that he had completely fabricated his story about being accepted to West Point Military Academy on a full scholarship.
Ben Carson simply cannot stop lying about his entire pre-presidential campaign life. It would really not be surprising at this point if it was revealed he was not the actual surgeon that separated conjoined twins, and instead just watched it on video.
Read West Point’s response to Carson’s Claim as reported by POLITICO:
The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to the military academy.
West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.
“In 1969, those who would have completed the entire process would have received their acceptance letters from the Army Adjutant General,” said Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokeswoman for the academy. She said West Point has no records that indicate Carson even began the application process. “If he chose to pursue (the application process), then we would have records indicating such,” she said.
When presented with these facts, Carson’s campaign conceded the story was false.
A cascading collapse is beginning with the entire story of Ben Carson’s youth and his “coming to God” moment. It will definitely spell disaster for his campaign. Carson is playing on the heartstrings of gullible conservatives everywhere by lying about key issues of the Military and Religion. Clearly he is trying to attract your average low-information Republican voter that only cares if you shot a gun or think Jesus is dandy.
Carson has only just begun to barely take number 1 in the polls, and with these recent revelations coming crashing down all at once, a sudden fall seems to be next on the list. It is going to be interesting and entertaining to see him get wrecked in the next Republican debate when all this is brought to light live on cable TV.
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