Things Serious Gop Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Has Lied About
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- •Receiving a "full scholarship" from West PointHe actually never applied. West Point students do not pay tuition and attend with an agreement that they will serve in the U.S. military.
- •Being held up at gunpoint at a Popeye's restaurant in BaltimoreThe Baltimore Police Department could not find any record or report of this incident.
- •The existence of a Yale course called Perceptions 301In his autobiography, Carson told a story about being the "most honest student" in this class. The Wall Street Journal found no evidence that such a class existed or that Carson's story could have happened.
- •Violent childhood behavior to include throwing bricks and attempting to stab a boy named Bob in the stomachNine childhood classmates and neighbors told CNN they don't remember this violent behavior. In his 1996 book, Carson said the boy was a friend named "Bob." On Nov. 5, 2015, he told Fox News the boy was actually a "close relative."
- •Protecting white students from angry black classmates on the day Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in 1968None of Carson's classmates at Southwestern High in Detroit remember such an occurrence.
- •His level of involvement in the multilevel marketing company Mannatech Inc.In a Republican presidential debate, Carson said he "didn't have any involvement" in the nutritional supplement company. He has appeared in Mannatech promotional videos, and has given four paid speeches at Mannatech events.
- •An angry childhood leading to an earth shattering religious transformation at 14Reporters from CNN and the Wall Street Journal found that Carson's childhood classmates remembered him as studious and soft-spoken.