WATCH Ben Carson Debate Weirdness: I Told Kids ‘We’re Going To Have To Open Your Head Up’ (VIDEO)

Ben Carson slipped into a strange rant about operating on children during the Republican presidential debate on Tuesday.

Asked by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt about his thought process regarding bombing foreign targets which would inevitably involve civilian casualties, particularly children, Carson responded with an anecdote about the brain surgeries he has performed on young patients.

“I say to them, ‘we’re going to have to open your head up and take out this tumor’, they’re not happy about it, believe me. And they don’t like me very much at that point, but later on, they love me.”

Even Hewitt, a diehard conservative, thought this sounded strange. He asked Carson, “So you are okay with the deaths of thousands of innocent children and civilians …?”

The audience was not happy, and booed Hewitt – one of the only times the Republican crowds have turned on one of their own within the debate questioner ranks.

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