Ben Carson Concocts West Point Story:

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Friday conceded that he never applied nor was granted admission to West Point and attempted to recast his previous claims of a full scholarship to the military academy — despite numerous public and written statements to the contrary over the last few decades.

West Point has occupied a central place in Carson’s personal story for years. According to a tale told in his book, “Gifted Hands,” the then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by the offer of a “full scholarship” to the military academy.

West Point, however, has no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission.

“In 1969, those who would have completed the entire process would have received their acceptance letters from the Army Adjutant General,” said Theresa Brinkerhoff, a spokeswoman for the academy. She said West Point has no records that indicate Carson even began the application process. “If he chose to pursue (the application process), then we would have records indicating such,” she said.

COME ON, GUY. Maybe this is the beginning of the end for Dr. Ben Carson. Is it fair? Well, not really. All politicians lie, but some lies are more damning than others. I mean, Hillary Clinton lied about dodging sniper fire in Bosnia, and Barack Obama lied about numerous girls that he dated, but there’s a huge difference: Carson is a Republican, hence, the media hates him. And he says a lot of weird shit.

I don’t know what it is with this dude. Bro, your life story is impressive enough. You don’t need to keep churching it up with all this bullshit about how you almost had to cut a bitch. You’re a neurosurgeon who came from poverty. You were born in Detroit, Michigan without a pot to piss in. And then you made it all the way to Yale and the University of Michigan’s medical school. You were in ROTC. Stop with the embellishments. Why do you have to make up stories about West Point?

And make it up, he did.