Politico Suggests Carson Lied About West Point Story
Politico published a story suggesting Ben Carson's campaign had admitted Carson didn't receive a scholarship to West Point.By Christian Bryant | November 6, 2015
Ben Carson's camp said Friday the Republican presidential candidate had lied about being accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Politico reports West Point has no record of Carson applying to the military academy or being offered admission, even though Carson wrote he received a "full scholarship" in his popular book "Gifted Hands." (Video via West Pointe)
The truth, according to campaign manager Barry Bennett, is that Carson was told by West Point officials he could get an appointment based on his ROTC performance, but Carson never followed through. (Video via CNN)