Ben Carson Admits He Fabricated Story About Being Accepted To West Point

Ben Carson claimed in his 1990 memoir Gifted Hands that he met Gen. William Westmoreland in 1969, when Carson was 17 and Westmoreland had just finished leading the US forces in Vietnam, and that soon after Carson was offered a full scholarship to West Point. Well, it turns out the West Point part is not true, and Carson’s camp confirms that. Politico reached out to West Point, which has no record of Carson ever applying to or being accepted into the school, and then reached out to Carson. “Dr. Carson was the top ROTC student in the City of Detroit. In that role” he did meet Westmoreland, Carson’s campaign manager says. “He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC Supervisors. 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.” Read more on Newser…