... and that's according to the rivals. Steve Benen (MSNBC/The MaddowBlog) has a short report on what Donald Trump and Rand Paul think about Carson's belief that the pyramids were grain silos.
... not for the first time, the GOP candidate has acted as if his religious beliefs are some kind of trump card to be played when he can’t defend bogus claims.
Yesterday, however, a couple of Carson’s national rivals actually ridiculed him for his odd approach to reality.
Donald Trump, for example, called Carson’s bizarre pyramid beliefs "strange," while Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) openly mocked the candidate he trails. BuzzFeed reported:
In an interview on Thursday morning, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul jokingly proposed his own theory to counter his opponent Ben Caron’s belief that the Egyptian pyramids were built to store grain.
"I’m really big into conspiracy theories, so I think they were probably built by the aliens as grain silos, don’t you think," Paul joked on 1110AM WBT.
For the record, Paul has endorsed some pretty nutty ideas over the years. For him to mock someone else for espousing nutty theories sheds additional light on just how far out there Carson really is.
When Carson is not speaking imbecile-ish, he's tripping over foreign policy and immigration issues (USA Today). And when he's nut muddled about presidential matters, he just spouts fantasy about his own qualifications and background (NY Times).
And sometime, someone will explain to me why Carson is suited to be a Republican candidate for the most powerful position on the planet.