So the GOP presidential primary has become even more surreal. Considering that this is a primary race that was led for months by Donald Trump, that’s a strong statement. Nonetheless, it’s true. One of the events in candidate (or is it contestant?) Dr. Ben Carson’s biography–and which is now under debate–is that, when he was younger, he tried to stab someone with a knife out of anger. Supposedly, the near horror of this act (he failed to hurt anyone) led him to turn his life around, walk humbly before God, and all of that.
The reason I began the previous sentence with supposedly is because it’s not clear if this incident took place. This has now become a ‘scandal.’
To be clear, we have a GOP presidential candidate arguing that he did, in fact, attack someone with a knife.
I couldn’t have made that up if I tried.