Ben Carson probably scarred a kid for life in Iowa on Thursday. The former surgeon and presidential hopeful asked students to pick out the worst student in class, according to a Des Moines Register reporter.
And guess what the students did? They pointed to that student.
Carson was speaking at Isaac Newton Christian School and asked, “Who’s the worst student?”
— Timothy Meinch (@timeinch) January 7, 2016
The kids didn’t give him a chance to say “just kidding,” and they quickly pointed to one boy. Carson tried to clean it up and say he also felt like the dumbest kid and it’s also something he mentioned in his book “Gifted Hands”.
After the assembly Carson me with the kid backstage to apologize and encouraged him to become a brain surgeon.
When asked by reporters if he was embarrassed about what happened or if his feelings were hurt, he said no.
The tweet below perfectly sums up what happened at the school:
“if elected president, I promise to more effectively bully our dumbest children.” pic.twitter.com/KoiIZ0i6lJ
— Baby New Year Agee (@MarkAgee) January 8, 2016