Yesterday, Ben Carson was a liar and should drop out of the race. Today, Ben Carson is a leader and a man with the guts to stand before a hostile group of Hillary and Obama supporters disguising themselves as “journalists” and kick them in their collective nuts.
You all probably have heard the story by now, that Dr. Carson “lied” about his past and built part of his reputation by saying he got a scholarship to West Point. Even Donald Trump immediately Tweeted out that the honorable Dr. Carson was a liar.
Who’s lying now? Politico, the media and the Donald if he doesn’t retract that crap.
The fact is, Dr. Carson is a conservative black who must be destroyed if Hillary is to prevail. He could get the nomination, he could be on the ticket as VP, he could be out there telling blacks and everyone else the truth about Democrats and baby, that ain’t good for the Dems who are getting their collective asses kicked everytime they turn around lately.
Scroll down for the press conference – it’s priceless, whether you support Dr. Carson or not.
Here’s a great rundown of the whole situation: Hat tip Freedom Outpost
On Friday, Politico wrote a piece in which they claimed, “Ben Carson‘s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.” However, a reading of Carson’s book never says that he either applied or was accepted to West Point. In fact, Carson never claims either.
Here’s what Politico reported:
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.
“Dr. Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit,” campaign manager Barry Bennett wrote in an email to POLITICO. “In that role he was invited to meet General Westmoreland. He believes it was at a banquet. He can’t remember with specificity their brief conversation but it centered around Dr. Carson’s performance as ROTC City Executive Officer.”
“He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors,” Bennett added. “They told him they could help him get an appointment based on his grades and performance in ROTC. He considered it but in the end did not seek admission.”
“I felt so proud, my chest bursting with ribbons and braids of every kind. To make it more wonderful, we had important visitors that day. Two soldiers who had won the Congressional Medal of Honor in Viet Nam were present. More exciting to me, General William Westmoreland (very prominent in the Viet Nam war) attended with an impressive entourage. Afterward, Sgt. Hunt” — his high school ROTC director — “introduced me to General Westmoreland, and I had dinner with him and the Congressional Medal winners. Later I was offered a full scholarship to West Point.
I didn’t refuse the scholarship outright, but I let them know that a military career wasn’t where I saw myself going. As overjoyed as I felt to be offered such a scholarship, I wasn’t really tempted. The scholarship would have obligated me to spend four years in military service after I finished college, precluding my chances to go on to medical school. I knew my direction – I wanted to be a doctor, and nothing would divert me or stand in the way.”
It goes on from there, but clearly he never said he applied nor was accepted. Being offered something does not equate to applying for a scholarship nor being accepted to West Point. Though flattered, he pursued college rather than West Point.
Please watch this via Wayne Dupree:
The worm is turning friends, and it’s turning against the left-wing media and their lies.
Politico is retracting, The NY Times is telling the truth and no matter which conservative you support – we are winning. WIN-NING.
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