It’s bad enough that Ben Carson blamed victims in the recent Umpqua Community College shootings for their own demise. But to add insult to injury, he can now add liar to his resume. If you didn’t read Carson’s quote about the shootings, here it is in all its glory,
“Not only would I probably not cooperate with him, I would not just stand there and let him shoot me, I would say, ‘Hey guys, everybody attack him. He may shoot me, but he can’t get us all.”
Give that man a mask — he’s the new Lone Ranger.
But it gets worse … much, MUCH worse. In response to the overwhelming criticism for his thoughtless and heartless remarks about the victims of the Umpqua shooting, Carson attempted to elicit sympathy by relating an unbelievable story about his own brush with ‘gun violence.’ It seems that 30-odd years ago, Ben was getting a chicken fix at the local Popeyes in Baltimore. A man entered the restaurant and, according to Ben, pressed a gun into his ribs. Carson relates that he suggested the robber point the gun at the cashier behind the counter instead of him.
He admitted telling the gunman to point the gun at someone else? Turn in your Lone Ranger mask, Ben
Even if the story were true, admitting to such a cowardly act does not Presidential material make. For those old enough to remember, Carson’s actions bring to mind the cowardly, sniveling Dr. Smith in Lost in Space, hiding behind the women and children to protect himself from whatever alien was attacking.
But here’s the really interesting part. The story is not true. I repeat, THE STORY IS NOT TRUE. The Daily Beast did a little fact checking. Carson Williams, Ben’s business manager and advisor, stated that Ben had indeed told him the same story, and said story was even included in Ben’s book, Take The Risk. WRONG AGAIN. There is no mention of a robbery at Popeyes in Take The Risk. Gregg Lewis, co-author of said book, said that he and Carson NEVER discussed any robbery taking place while writing on THREE different autobiographies with the Republican candidate.
Baltimore PD released the following tweet:
“Based on the information that #BenCarson mentioned, there was not enough info to identify a police report in reference to the incident.”
Ben Carson — neurosurgeon, Republican presidential candidate, coward and BIG FAT LIAR.
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