Ben Carson found himself in the awkward position of having to defend his decision to endorse Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, and his response has some on social media suggesting that the retired neurosurgeon may be “the biggest fool of the century.”
Carson was asked during an interview with Yahoo News and Finance anchor Bianna Golodryga how he could support Trump when the real-estate tycoon questioned his intellect and compared him to a child molester.
“I understand politics, and in particular, the politics of personal destruction,” Carson replied.
“And you have to admit, to some degree, it did work,” he added with a chuckle. “A lot of people believed him.”
Social media went nuts over the reply. In addition to calling Carson a “fool,” there were plenty of questions about what kind of drugs the good doctor has access to.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
— Shae (@ShaeCronin) March 16, 2016
— frederick roberson (@frederickrober2) March 16, 2016
What the fuck planet am I living on? https://t.co/ZLCYGFGS4F
— BRODIGANe (@brodigan) March 16, 2016
@stableford This confirms it for me. Ben is perpetually high on weed. Come on, just look at his demeanor all the time. So mellow, so chill.
— Eric Slater (@ericsslater) March 17, 2016
— Marianne آرزو (@Mwforhr) March 17, 2016
@stableford So according to Carson, it’s cool to throw out malicious lies and people believe said lies as long as it’s for political gain?
— Daniel Thai (@danielthai) March 16, 2016
@stableford Carson’s family must be tied up at the same nondescript location as Gov. Christie’s.
— NICKinNOVA (@NICKinNOVA) March 16, 2016
@stableford Can someone find an orthopedic surgeon for this man to fit him for a new backbone? His response = unreal.
— Brian (@Bryon592) March 16, 2016
— Moe (@mhmdh) March 16, 2016
@allahpundit Jesus. H. Christ.
This man has no self awareness. Or dignity left after this.
— Brian Cates (@drawandstrike) March 16, 2016
@allahpundit Remember, he’s supposedly holding a grudge against Cruz for sharing a CNN story, which also worked.
— John B. (@MidGeorgia92) March 16, 2016
Just cut off his own nuts and handed them, gift wrapped, to t-Rump.@allahpundit
— Mustang Sally (@MakeMineA65) March 17, 2016
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