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Dr. Ben Carson is no longer running for president but he’s had a rough couple of days in the spotlight due to his support for Donald Trump.
First, Carson was grilled by a reporter for standing by Trump who at one point in recent months compared Carson to a child molester. Carson’s response was baffling.
Yahoo News reports:
Carson on Trump comparing him to a child molester: “It did work”
On March 16, 2016, Dr. Ben Carson spoke to Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga about his support for Donald Trump despite Trump previously comparing Carson to a child molester. Carson said, “You have to admit to a degree that it did work.” He continued, “A lot of people believed him.”
Here’s the video:
Next came the charge that Trump may have plagiarized an op-ed written by Carson.
Alex Pappas of the Daily Caller:
Trump Appears To Have Heavily Plagiarized Op-Ed From Carson
An op-ed penned this month by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and published online appears to be blatantly plagiarized from an article written days earlier under former rival Ben Carson’s name, The Daily Caller has determined.
The similar op-eds were written on the topic of America’s territories and commonwealths.
Both pieces appear under the by-lines of the candidates. Carson’s piece, published Feb. 26, was published in the Marianas Variety in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Trump’s op-ed — published in the Pacific Daily News in Guam, part of the USA Today Network — was published 12 days later on March 9.
Again, Carson seemed unfazed by the news:
Ben Carson responds to Daily Caller story about Trump lifting his op-ed, says on CNN: “It doesn’t bother me at all.” pic.twitter.com/LKYRftAC0c
— Alex Pappas (@AlexPappas) March 17, 2016
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