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No matter how he is certainly about to spin it, Ben Carson is a liar. The GOP presidential candidate’s campaign admitted that Carson fabricated the part of his bio where he claims he was offered a full scholarship to West Point. 

That actually never happened.

Reports Politico:

Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from POLITICO, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

The academy has occupied a central place in Carson’s tale for years. According to a story told in Carson’s book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a “full scholarship” to the military academy.

West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.

And no, the application wasn’t lost. Politico spoke to Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokeswoman for the military academy, who said that if Carson ever did apply, there would be a record of him beginning the process.

Carson’s reps laid out an extended explanation that amounts to, “He made that part up.”

When presented with this evidence, Carson’s campaign conceded the story was false.

“Dr. Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit,” campaign manager Barry Bennett wrote in an email to POLITICO. “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,” Bennett went on. “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.”

So what else did Carson fabricate?

Trust we are about to find out.

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