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.
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.
Related: On Twitter, #bencarsonwikipedia and bencarsonwikipedia.com.
• One Trump fundraising event in Dallas next month has a price tag of $580,600 per couple. Impeached president Donald Trump is scheduled to headline in-person fundraisers as early as June, which would be his first since the coronavirus outbreak stopped campaign events in March.
“If we fail the test case here, history will not judge us kindly.” Leaked internal Facebook posts reveal that Facebook employees are horrified that Mark Zuckerberg and C-suite executives refuse to remove impeached president Donald Trump’s threats of violence.
[Update: Shortly after this post, Trump lashed out at Twitter, on Twitter.] This is huge. Twitter today for the first time labeled a tweet by the President as misleading.
When you were 10 and your mom demanded you finish your vegetables or go to your room, you were mad. Even as kids, we hated it when we were ordered to do something. Car insurance is a federal mandate, yet that’s only one of the reasons why most Americans would rather do just about anything […]
We all know the drill. As the overlords of the smartphone and tablet markets, the braintrust at Apple very seldom hold sales on their signature devices. So rather than spending almost $1,000 on a brand-new iPad Pro, the folks in Cupertino are instead giving you the opportunity to score one for about a third of […]
Entrepreneurs looking for new avenues to reach customers may not have considered one of the fastest-growing content mediums today: podcasting. And we don’t mean just dropping an advertisement for your product or service in the middle of a popular show. Right now, there are about 850,000 active podcasts reaching 165 million Americans. Those listeners are […]