Seth Meyers takes a closer look at inconsistencies in Ben Carson’s claims

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On Late Night last night, Seth Meyers took a closer look at the details of Ben Carson’s claims. Meyers points out that, somehow, Carson had the craziest weekend of any presidential candidate despite Trump’s dancing to “Hotline Bling” on SNL. The controversy over Carson surrounded three allegations: his West Point scholarship, his time at Yale, and the alleged stabbing of his friend when he was a teen. “You know this election is unlike any other in history when the Republican frontrunner is defending himself from allegations that he didn’t try to kill anyone,” says Meyers. “I swear I stabbed multiple people. I’m better at stabbing than anyone else in the 2016 presidential field.”

Carson and his fellow Republicans have been critical of the media’s so-called “gotcha questions,” but none of the others came to his aid on these matters, saying that he wrote the words, so he needs to back them up. More dangerous than anything he has said about his own past, though, says Meyers, are the things he has said on policy, like saying Obamacare is the worst thing to happen to this country since slavery, and that a Muslim shouldn’t be president, and comparing gun control America to Nazi Germany. These claims from a presidential frontrunner are “much worse than a few self-aggrandizing fibs.”


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