W/ crowd of 500 @RealBenCarson just called out to 5th grade class: who's dumbest kid in class? At least half dozen kids point to 1 student.— Timothy Meinch (@timeinch) January 7, 2016
In a terribly thoughtless and misguided move, Ben Carson decided to ask a bunch of school children to pick out the "worst student" in class in order to prove a fairly immodest point.
Carson met with over 500 students and parents at Isaac Newton Christian School in Iowa earlier today to talk about his presidential campaign.
As he tends to do in his speeches, Carson was really just trying to make it about his personal story, continually highlighting his book Gifted Hands.
In order to convey this self-important sentiment, Carson thought it would be a good idea to ask the 10-year-olds in the crowd to point to the "worst student" in the class.
As 10-year-olds would do, they all pointed to one boy before Carson could utter "just kidding."
Before people could assume that he was there to promote bullying, Carson explained that he felt like the worst student in class growing up before he decided to get his life together and become a world-renowned neurosurgeon.
His way of trying to soothe the guilt? He took the student that everyone pointed at backstage and told him that he should become a neurosurgeon just like him.
The student in question didn't seem to mind all that much. After meeting with Carson behind the stage, a reporter asked him if the event hurt his feelings. He simply said, "No."
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