Ben Carson Probably Shouldn’t Have Said That Marines Aren’t Ready to Deploy

He probably just lost the military vote.

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During a discussion about the US military at the Republican debate on Wednesday night, Dr. Ben Carson said Marines were not ready to be deployed. He was likely referring to something he’s said before, which is that perhaps half of the Marines’ nondeployed units aren’t ready to be deployed. Whatever the fine points, his comment didn’t land well with people on Twitter:

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