Carson Thanks ‘Biased Media’ for $3.5M Fundraising Haul
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson may be annoyed by the media’s portrayal of him, but he was happy this week after their biased coverage helped him raise $3.5 million.
We the People have made 10,000 donations each day this week, raising $3.5M this week alone. Thank you biased media.
— Dr. Ben Carson (@RealBenCarson) November 7, 2015
The Hill reports:
Carson’s dig at the media comes amid heightened scrutiny of the his extraordinary life story as he has risen to the top of the GOP primary polls.
A Politico report claimed Carson fabricated a story from his youth about being offered a full scholarship to attend West Point. Another report from CNN questioned whether the candidate embellished tales of his violent upbringing in Detroit.
Carson reacted with fury Friday, accusing the media of conducting a “witch hunt” against him.
“Here’s my prediction: My prediction is that all of you guys piling on is actually going to help me, because when I go out to these book signings and I see these thousands of people, they say, ‘Don’t let the media get you down,’ ” he said.
“They understand that this is a witch hunt.”
Carson has pulled in stunning amounts of campaign cash, mostly from small-dollar donors. During the last fundraising quarter, his campaign took in $20.8 million, the most in the GOP field.
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