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Ben Carson Backtracks On Backing Trump's Claim About Cheering Crowds On 9-11

Ben Carson shoots off his mouth, then realizes how stupid he sounded.

First Ben Carson agreed with Donald Trump's lie about the cheering throngs in New Jersey on 9-11. Then he realized, "Oops, that's just not true."

But instead of saying it wasn't true, Carson instead told Megyn Kelly he didn't mean what he said there because he was totally thinking about some other news clip he saw.

He also told ABC News the same thing:

Hours after telling reporters that he saw a video of American Muslims in New Jersey cheering on Sept. 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center's twin towers fell, Ben Carson's campaign apologized for the remarks, saying he "doesn't stand behind" them and that they were "a mistake."

When asked by ABC News if American Muslims were cheering on 9/11 -- as has been suggested by Donald Trump -- Carson said “Yes.”

“I saw the film of it, yeah,” he said and cited "the newsreels" of 9/11 coverage at the time.

However, Carson made a 180 a short time later.

"He doesn't stand behind his comments to New Jersey and American Muslims," said campaign spokesman Doug Watts said. "He was rather thinking of the protests going on in the Middle East and some of the demonstrations that we're going on in celebration of the towers going down.

"He doesn't stand behind his references and apologizes for the mistaken references. It was a mistake on his part and he clearly wasn't really thinking about New Jersey, he was thinking about the Middle East."

How many times will Ben Carson misremember things before he proves himself utterly unfit to even be running for a city council seat, much less President of the United States?

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