For all the liberal haters out there who questioned if Ben Carson had ever seen gun violence up close, the answer is yes. From CNN:
GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson recounted Wednesday a story about being held at gunpoint, amid backlash over comments he made about the Oregon community college shooting in which he suggested victims of the shooting could have done more to fight back.
“I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeye’s organization” in Baltimore, the retired neurosurgeon told Karen Hunter on Sirius XM Radio, referring to the fried chicken fast-food chain.
“Guy comes in, put the gun in my ribs. And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter,'” Carson.
Although not everyone believes his story. That’s right — we now have Popeyes truthers and they’re every bit as unhinged as you’d expect:
Things you do for the black vote RT @Q17: Ben Carson walking in Popeyes for lunch is unbelievable
— DarK Wahlberg (@Notori_juss) October 8, 2015
No way Ben Carson went to a Popeyes to eat. Musta been lost.
— yung facts (@mynameisclay) October 8, 2015
The American Public Doesn't Know Everything That It Should About 9/11. & Ben Carson Has Never Been To Popeyes.
— #RIPLilChris #GG (@KappaAlphaTy) October 8, 2015
I've been to that Popeyes off Hopkins campus several times. Some damn fine spicy thighs. Have I ever seen Ben Carson there? Nope
— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) October 8, 2015
Now this is kind of funny. Some are comparing Carson’s story to the scene in “Coming to America” where Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall disarm a shotgun-wielding Samuel L. Jackson at a fake McDonald’s in Queens, N.Y.:
I'm hearing Ben Carson talk about his incident at Popeyes & all I can think about is the scene from 'Coming to America' w/ Samuel L. Jackson
— Pam Chvotkin (@reddusfoximus) October 8, 2015
Rare picture of Ben Carson encountering a gunman at Popeyes. The gunman was later disarmed. pic.twitter.com/UmcYi0GDl0
— Mark from Bismarck (@MrLawson) October 8, 2015
Ben Carson at the Popeyes pic.twitter.com/nluke4aVOL
— Les (@LesIzMore) October 8, 2015
Video from the film here.
Ben Carson has already proven he'll tell a lie, so I don't believe this Popeyes fable for one minute.
— Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain) October 8, 2015
Ben Carson definitely seems like a KFC man but let’s pretend he was in Popeyes.
— foxxyy✨ (@HotGirlManiii) October 8, 2015
Ben Carson ain't been inside of a Popeyes since medical school.
— Chief of Misandry (@DearLeader10) October 8, 2015
ben carson's popeyes story is so ridiculous. i'm starting to agree w/ folks who say he's not right in the head.
— hardly relevant (@kendagram) October 8, 2015
Yeah. It’s Ben Carson who’s not right in the head. Whatever helps you guys sleep at night.