Carson Campaign: Politico Story About West Point Acceptance Not True
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UPDATE, 1:30p ET: Ben Carson's campaign said Friday that a Politico report about Carson fabricating a story about his acceptance into West Point is not true.
Carson's team says the report is an "outright lie" and that they never admitted to fabricating a central fact about the story.
Carson Campaign Manager to #tthekellyfile: "The Politico story is an outright lie."
— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) November 6, 2015
Ben Carson's campaign admitted on Friday that he fabricated a story about his acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Politico reported.
Carson wrote about the application process in his book "Gifted Hands."
A West Point spokeswoman said they have no record of Carson applying, much less being extended admission, according to Politico.
Carson claimed in his book that he was "offered a full scholarship to West Point."
"He was introduced to folks from West Point by his ROTC supervisors," Carson campaign manager Barry Bennett wrote in an email to Politico. "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."
Blake Berman noted on "Cavuto Coast to Coast" that this revelation comes amid accusations that Carson lied about other parts of his compelling life story, including that he had a "pathological temper" as a young man.
Berman added that a recent Fox News poll found that of the presidential candidates registering more than one percent support, only Carson had a majority of voters thinking he is honest and trustworthy.
Watch the "Cavuto Coast to Coast" clip above and get more reaction from the "Outnumbered" co-hosts below.