Ben Carson CAUGHT In Lie: Admits To FULLY Fabricating ‘Inspirational’ West Point Story

It has been made abundantly clear that Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is unfit for the role of any position that requires good judgement and trust. He is a liar, plain and simple. When he doesn’t know the answer to something, he makes something up. Then, if you call him out on what he says, he’ll say that the context is wrong. If you call him out on lies, he’ll say that you’re just not understanding him. Needless to say, he NEVER owns his mistakes. Which, in all honestly, is the clear makings of a egomaniacal sociopath.

However, now that enough questions have been raised surrounding Carson’s supposed inspirational story where he was personally asked to come to West Point and offered a full ride, as it turns out, none of it happened.

Politico has reported that West Point “has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.”

Carson has told this story of being offered a full scholarship to West Point by General William Westmoreland on a number of occasions, including in his book Gifted Hands:

“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  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.”

Then, in his book You Have a Brain:

“That position allowed me the chance to meet four-star general William Westmoreland, who had commanded all American forces in Vietnam before being promoted to Army Chief of Staff at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. I also represented the Junior ROTC at a dinner for Congressional Medal of Honor winners, marched at the front of Detroit’s Memorial Day parade as head of an ROTC contingent, and was offered a full scholarship to West Point.”

However, Carson’s campaign manager, Barry Bennett, is walking back the interaction, and just told Politico:

“Dr. Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit. 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. 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.”

More interesting is the fact that Westmoreland didn’t even seem to be in the Detroit area on or around Memorial Day in 1969. Politico also released the general’s schedule from that day, which can be found here. In addition, West Point Academy said:

“In 1969, those who would have completed the entire process would have received their acceptance letters from the Army Adjutant General. If he chose to pursue (the application process), then we would have records indicating such.”

Politico also pointed out:

“An application to West Point begins with a nomination by a member of Congress or another prominent government or military official. After that, a rigorous vetting process begins. If offered admission, all costs are covered; indeed there are no “full scholarships,” per se.”

When everything didn’t add up, the Carson campaign had to say something. And that ‘something’ is that Carson fabricated the whole thing.

Carson seems to live in an alternate reality from what actually exists. His views on how things like the Pyramids were created and how man walked on the moon are wildly bizarre. Add to that his delusions of grandeur that he believes with absolutely no policy or diplomatic experience whatsoever that he can be the leader of the free world and win the White House.

Ben Carson needs to stay as far away from the Oval Office as possible, and this admission of a very substantial lie is just another reason, on top of many other reasons, that he cannot be trusted.

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