Ben Carson on why he stands out: ‘I’m the only one to separate Siamese twins’

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Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson reminded his fellow Republicans Thursday that he is cut from a different presidential cloth than his fellow 2016 hopefuls, noting that he is the only candidate to have separated Siamese twins.

In his closing statement at the Fox News-Facebook Republican presidential primary debate, Carson initially took a more light-hearted approach to his final remarks, telling the audience that he has a number of unique achievements.

“I’m the only one to separate Siamese twins,” he said to laughter and applause from the audience. “The only one to operate on babies while they were still in the mother’s womb, the only one to take out half of a brain – although you would think if you go to Washington someone had beaten me to it.”

However, he said he hoped that he is not the only presidential hopeful who has a love for freedom.

"But I'm very hopeful that I'm not the only one who's willing to pick up the baton of freedom, because freedom is not free, and we must fight for it every day,” Carson said.

“Every one of us must fight for it," Carson said, "because we're fighting for our children and the next generation.”