Breaking: Carson Gets Snared In Huge Controversy About His Past. Trump… Click to Tweet
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Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

In a Republican primary season dominated by Donald Trump’s bombastic presence, Dr. Ben Carson has carved out his own front-runner niche by providing voters with an outsider option sans pomposity. Carson has risen to top-tier status within the crowded GOP field based in large part to voters’ belief that he is trustworthy and honest.

A recent Fox News poll found the retired neurosurgeon ranked head-and-shoulders above White House hopefuls from both parties in the category of honesty. That public perception might have sustained its first major blow this week.

Carson campaign manager Barry Bennett explained in an email to 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.

Politico’s Kyle Cheney went on to note that West Point does not offer “full scholarships,” adding that a West Point source insisted Westmoreland would not guarantee anyone entry to the prestigious institution in a conversation such as the one Carson described. Some news outlets have already used the brewing controversy to shape their respective narratives regarding the candidate…

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