Ben Carson explains at the GOP debate, exactly how he will determine who the best candidate for the Supreme Court is.
Ben Carson was asked at Thursday night's GOP debate what criteria he would use to choose a nominee for the Supreme Court, how he would evaluate the record of a potential candidate.
The question was based on same-sex marriage and choosing a candidate that would be a true conservative. Carson, after his usual attack on same-sex marriage, calling it "extra rights," came up with this response:
"I would look at what a person's life has been," Carson said. "What have they done in the past, what kind of judgments have they made, what kind of association have they had. That will tell you a lot more than an interview will tell you," Carson claimed.
"The fruit salad of their life is what I will look at," he concluded, sparking immediate mockery and hysterics on Twitter.
Worth noting Ben Carson said 'the fruit salad of their life' after calling gay marriage 'extra rights.'— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) February 26, 2016
Ben Carson supports fruit salad pic.twitter.com/tsEDA0k43m— Makenzie Rene (@renemclernon) February 26, 2016
This, but of their life. pic.twitter.com/J45ixrZlw3— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 26, 2016
@davidaxelrod in short: Rubio and Cruz hitting Trump hard. Kasich is a camp counselor and Carson will be remembered for "fruit salad"— EricaTheMom (@EricaTheMom) February 26, 2016
Ben Carson and fruit salad https://t.co/Baogs1gIiB— POLITICO (@politico) February 26, 2016
I was about mock Carson’s “guac doctrine” on civil rights (“more costs extra”) but then he said “THE FRUIT SALAD OF THEIR LIVES” and I died.— Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) February 26, 2016
Had Carson dropped out, we never would have gotten, “The fruit salad of life"— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) February 26, 2016
Carson on SCOTUS justice: "The fruit salad of their life is what I will look at." lolwut?— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) February 26, 2016
I don't want Carson looking at the fruit salad of my life. Please no. #GOPDebate— Kevin Reuning (@KevinReuning) February 26, 2016
"The fruit salad of their life" es tendencia en EE.UU. gracias a Ben Carson 🍎🍉🍇 pic.twitter.com/nZIbdk0tiH— Maite Fernández (@maits) February 26, 2016
And, finally, THIS:
Ben Carson's Supreme Court nominee. pic.twitter.com/XNkpXV3rT1— Mensch (@SuperMensch) February 26, 2016