Friday at a press conference, Dr. Ben Carson, a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination addressed a Politico story that suggested he fabricated parts of his personal story in his autobiography “Gifted Hands” regarding a claim he received a scholarship offer to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Carson predicted the media “pile on” would ultimately help him.
When asked what complication this is causing for his campaign, Carson said, “I don’t think it is causing a complication. Here is my prediction, my prediction is that all of you guys trying to pile on is actually going to help me because when I go out to book signings and see these thousands of people and they say don’t let the media get you down. Don’t let them disturb you. Please continue to fight for us. They understand that this is a witch hunt.”
Carson added, “I do not remember this level of scrutiny for one President Barack Obama when he was running. In fact, I remember just the opposite. I remember people just we won’t talk about that. We won’t talk about that relationship. We don’t want to talk about that. He didn’t really know him. All the things that Jeremiah Wright was saying. And somehow ends up at Columbia University. Records are sealed. Why are his records sealed. Why are you not interested in why his records are sealed? Tell me why.”
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