December 8, 2016

Ben Carson doesn't tell the truth either

SF Gate - Pulitzer Prize-winning website Politifact examined 28 public statements from neurosurgeon/former Presidential candidate/future Sec. of HUD Ben Carson and found that none of them are 100 percent true.

Occasionally touching upon "mostly true", Carson's claims generally garner a Politifact ranking of "mostly false" to "pants on fire."

For example, Carson quoted Communist dictator Joseph Stalin as saying, "If you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: our spiritual life, our patriotism and our morality."

There is no evidence of Stalin ever saying anything like that — ever.

In defense of his lack of political experience, Carson took to Facebook to claim, "Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no (federal*) elected office experience."

[*Carson edited his original post to add "federal" in the hopes that it might make his claim more accurate.]

Actually, 28 of the 56 signers had elected office experience. And none of them could have had federal experience because there was no federal government before the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Beginning January 20, 2017, Ben Carson will be the United States' Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Last month, a Carson representative told Reuters that the doctor wouldn't be joining President-elect Trump's administration due to his lack of government experience.

Politifact has yet to update their website with that Carson untruth.


Anonymous said...

As Joe Biden would say "it's a BFD"

Anonymous said...

As gafmaster Biden would say " It's a big effing deal".