Ben Carson: I faked the names of kids I tried to stab or bash when I was a violent bully

Ben Carson, who wants to be president. [Reuters]

U.S. Presidential candidate Ben Carson sure is one wacky guy.

“I was generally a nice person,” he told reporters today, except for the time when he tried to stab a child with a knife, and smash another one with a padlock.

He told reporters today that the names of two people he named in his autobiography as victims of his violent attacks during childhood are "fictitious."

"I don't like to generally bring them in, the names I used for instance are fictitious names because I don't want to bring people into something like this because I know what you guys do to their lives‎," Carson told reporters today in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

From CNN:

Carson's comments follow a CNN investigation published earlier Thursday that probed his descriptions of his violent past. He has said he attacked a boy named Bob with a knife and hit another child named Jerry with a lock. Carson said Thursday that those names weren't real.

In the chapters of Carson's 1990 autobiography that detail the incidents involving Bob and Jerry, there's no note or indication to alert the reader that the names were fictitious.

"‎Why would anybody know about, you know, private incidents like that? You know, I was generally a nice person, it's just that I had a very bad temper," Carson told CNN at a lunchtime book signing. "So unless you were the victim of that temper, why would you know? Just because you happened to know me? That doesn't make any sense."

Nope, sure doesn't make any sense.

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