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Carson: ‘Many People’ Got Same Offer From West Point And ‘Are Willing’ To Talk About It

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson stated that there are “many people” who got the same offer from West Point that he did “and are willing to come out and talk about it” on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.”

Carson said, in response to a question on whether he was with Gen. William Westmoreland when he was offered a scholarship to West Point, “I don’t remember if I was with him when the offer came. The offer was not, as I recall, from him, but there were multiple other officers around. There were several things that I was invited to because of status as the city executive offer, and General Westmoreland was at one of them, and there were some Congressional Medal of Honor winners there as well. It was really quite an honor, but honestly, it’s 45 to 50 years ago, so I can’t remember every single detail about it. But I’ve encountered many people subsequently who have had that same offer, by the way, and are willing to come out and talk about it.”

Carson also stated, regarding about questions over the accuracy of his telling of his violent past, “I guess that’s a pretty great compliment to me if they don’t think I was ever capable of that.”

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