Carson: Clinton lies different from West Point 'misinterpretation'


Ben Carson said he wasn't concerned his campaign was being hurt by a lack of trust in light of his "misinterpreted comments" about a turned-down West Point scholarship, and that the media should vet Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton in the same fashion.

"We should vet all candidates, I have no problem with being vetted. [Where] I do have a problem is being lied about and putting that out there as truth. And I don't mind that so much if they do it with everybody, like people on the other side" Carson said during the GOP primary debate on Tuesday in Milwaukee.

In the retired pediatric neurosurgeon's new book, "A More Perfect Union," he claims that he was offered a scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, but he turned it down for Yale. This past week, as the media scrutinized Carson's claims, the GOP candidate became extremely defensive, saying his words were just misunderstood and that he was being unfairly examined.

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During the debate, Carson asked why Clinton wasn't being as intensely vetted as he is, saying " [Y]ou know, when I look at somebody like Hillary Clinton, who sits there and tells her daughter and a government official that no this was a terrorist attack but then tells everybody else it was a video. Where I came from they called that a lie ... that's very different from somebody misinterpreting that I was offered a scholarship to West Point."

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