While trying to make an impression during last night’s Republican debate, Ben Carson claimed that the Marines are not ready to deploy. That was a comment that did not go over well with Marines. Below is a sampling of people’s responses to Carson’s simple-minded statement.
Claim from Carson, "our Marine Corps is not ready to be deployed," insults thousands of Marines deployed around the world at this instant.
— Brian Adam Jones (@bjones) September 17, 2015
Think Carson just lost the Marine vote… Saying they aren't ready. Ahhh, Marines are always ready.
— Ramblings from Sean (@ongreywaves) September 17, 2015
Dr. Carson, FYSA: Marines are not only ready, they are deployed and deploying right now.
— Kurt Sorensen (@Kurt_Sorensen) September 17, 2015
I would like to hear Carson say our Marines are not ready to a platoon of Marines. Actually say it to just a fire team. #CNNDebate
— lmcscout (@lmcscout) September 17, 2015
— Matt Stehman (@MattStehman) September 17, 2015
— Buxy (@Cnolan207) September 17, 2015
Dude. It just hit me that Ben Carson said the Marines aren’t ready to deploy??? Is he fucking serious?
— KY (@kenyaizm) September 17, 2015