We have faced great disappointment from Ben Carson this week after the entire West Point scholarship deal. There are so many pieces of information that are circulating right now that we are not at all sure which one is the real one anymore. While Carson is struggling to retain trust from the US’ population, his struggle only makes it more difficult for everyone to trust him because we know for a fact that something that he said is not right.
In a press conference that occurred Friday night, Carson said that he had never claimed that he obtained a “full scholarship”. The words of Carson: I never said I received a full scholarship. “Nowhere did I say that. POLITICO as you know, told a bold-faced lie”. Certainly, to drop the heat off his own persona, Carson had to make another take the blame, but is it true? Can Carson get out of this? Or is his campaign stained by this one “misunderstanding”?
Carson believes that he described this event of his life in a manner that was as clear as possible. He declared that he had some people who told him that he could easily get a scholarship into West Point, but that he was not at all interested since his main goal was to study medicine. The event seems pretty clear now, but it is one the many “similar events” that he has been talking about for a while.
Ben Carson did mention that he got a West Point scholarship multiple times and we all know that very well. If you will buy his 1996 autobiography called “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story”, you will find that he talked about being “offered a full scholarship to West Point” at page 67, after he had dined with “a prominent U.S. general”.
Carson did go on by saying that the particular scholarship was not of great interest to him, especially since it was related to army services and an extra 4 year army attendance after he had finished his studies. Carson said that his direction was very clear to him and that by accepting this scholarship he would lessen his chances of getting into med school. He was tempted, nonetheless.
The words of Carson: I never said I received a full scholarship. Are they true or false? He mentioned “a full scholarship” many times, but it doesn’t seem that this impacts his career anyhow. The man actually seems honest in everything that he has done throughout his life and never having said about a full scholarship seems more of an emotional mistake rather than something serious.
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