This Video Proves Ben Carson Lied Right To America’s Face In GOP Debate

During the Republican presidential debate on CNBC, Dr. Ben Carson was asked about his involvement with Mannatech, a medical supplement company. He was specifically asked about how endorsing their product would reflect on his judgement, since they had been subject to a government probe for wrongdoing.

Carson denied he was connected to the company in any way other than as a fan of their products.

That was a lie. Carson promoted the company in speeches, and in a video presentation:

In the video, Carson hailed the company:

“The wonderful thing about a company like Mannatech is that they recognize that when God made us, He gave us the right fuel. And that fuel was the right kind of healthy food.”

He also spoke on their behalf:

Carson’s interactions with Mannatech, a nutritional-supplement company based in suburban Dallas, date back to 2004, when he was a speaker at the company’s annual conferences, MannaFest and MannaQuest. He also spoke at Mannatech conferences in 2011 and 2013, and spoke about “glyconutrients” in a PBS special as recently as last year.

Mannatech has also had brushes with the law. In 2004 a woman sued Mannatech while alleging that a company salesman had shared nude photos of her son who had Tay-Sachs disease and had taken their supplements, claiming that it had helped him gain weight. The same salesman was also accused of writing in a medical journal that the supplements had helped the child while he had already passed away. In the lawsuit it was also alleged that the company used photos of the child on its website to promote its products, “with the clear inference that [the boy] was alive and doing well some seven years after his actual death.”

The company was also sued by Texas’ attorney general who accused Mannatech of marketing that exaggerated the health benefits of its supplements. Mannatech paid a $4 million settlement without admitting wrongdoing.

That’s the company that Carson got in bed with, and that history probably explains why he lied in the CNBC debate about his poor decision making.

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