Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson revealed in a recent interview that he was an angry, violent teenager. For instance, he once tried to stabbed a friend with a knife when he was 14 years-old.

“As a teenager, I would go after people with rocks, and bricks, and baseball bats, and hammers,” he said. “Of course, many people know the story when I was 14 and I tried to stab someone.”

Just a reminder, Carson, who tried to stab someone, is running for president. Let that one sink in.

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced