Although no one’s exactly sure why Ben Carson remains in the presidential race, the Internet was still grateful for his existence during the GOP debate on Thursday.
The former neurosurgeon, who was once considered a potential nominee and is now just dwindling at the bottom of the food chain, was asked on Thursday about the most important qualification he'd consider when selecting a new justice to nominate for the Supreme Court.
“As president, I would go through and I would look at what a person's life has been,” the White House hopeful said during CNN’s Republican debate at the University of Houston. “What have they done in the past, what kind of judgments have they made? What kind of associations do they have? That will tell you a lot more than an interview will tell you. The fruit salad of their life is what I will look at.”
For those unaware, Carson was referencing Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, which is a collection of sayings and teachings from the Bible. However, his untimely — and extremely ridiculous — metaphor left almost everyone confused.
Naturally, the Twitterati dug right in.
Looking for the fruit salad of my life. pic.twitter.com/4GaboLA6lP— Tom Huang (@tomthuang) February 26, 2016
My tell-all is going to be called The Fruit Salad Of Their Lives— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) February 26, 2016
This debate is ruining the fruit salad of my evening.— Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi) February 26, 2016
The Fruit Salad of Their Life is my favorite soap.— Jonathan Bernstein (@jbview) February 26, 2016
"The Fruit Salad Of Their Life" It's over, we have our next President. Everyone can go home. #GOPDebate— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 26, 2016
Songs in the Fruit Salad of Life is really is Stevie's best album tho.— jay smooth (@jsmooth995) February 26, 2016
Make America GRAPE Again— Fruit SaIad of Life (@Fruit_SaIad) February 26, 2016
Baffling as it may be, the “fruit salad” comment wasn’t the highlight of Carson’s night — it was this particular instant that even trumped Jeb Bush’s infamous “please clap” moment.
“Can somebody attack me please?” Ben Carson, over on stage right eating a bowl of fruit salad.— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 26, 2016
Then, there was also his closing statement:
In other words, Ben Carson may have lost the debate, but he definitely won the Internet.