Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson’s campaign was forced to admit to Politico’s Kyle Cheney that he lied about ar key detail in his autobiography — his application and acceptance to West Point.
Earlier today, Ben Carson exploded at host Alisyn Camerota for a CNN report that accused the retired neurosurgeon of lying about key details about his life in his autobiography, “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.”
In “Gifted Hands,” Carson claimed that when he was 17 years old, he met with General William Westmoreland, and was offered a “full scholarship” to the military academy. The problems with his story are many — there’s no record of such an offer, nor even of him having applied, and there’s not even such thing as a “full scholarship” to West Point.
Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokesman for the academy, told POLITICO that “[i]n 1969, those who would have completed the entire process would have received their acceptance letters from the Army Adjutant General,” and that “if he chose to pursue [the application process] then we would have records indicating such.”
When confronted with this evidence, Carson’s campaign manager Barry Bennett confessed to POLITICO that the story was a fabrication.