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Carson: Remembering Exact Details of Life Events Would Be 'Suspicious'

(Fox News/"The Kelly File")

By    |   Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 10:31 AM

Top-tier GOP presidential contender Ben Carson is continuing a staunch defense of his personal biography amid scrutiny by the media — saying incidents he's written about give a "general flavor" of life events.

In an interview on Fox News' "The Kelly File," the retired pediatric neurosurgeon says it'd be more "suspicious" if someone was able to recount exactly what happened decades ago.

"I defy you to find anybody who can go back and very accurately detail everything that happened 20, 30, 40, 50 years ago," Carson said.

"You can give the general flavor and that's what I did, working with a co-writer. You're never going to have the exact details in that kind of situation."

Carson has come under fire by media outlets that have found inaccuracies in an inspiring life story that has helped lift his presidential bid.

Host Megyn Kelly, pointed to a Yale prank he wrote about in his book "Gifted Hands," noted that although some small details were wrong, overall, the story checked out.

In his book, Carson recounted how some students in a "Perceptions 301" course at Yale handed out a fake, much-harder exam — and though most of his fellow students walked out in protest, he stayed to finish.

"That book was written 25 years ago," Carson told Kelly.

"I don't remember what the conversation was with the co-writer at that time. I remember that we had the class and I told him about the class and what happened and it's been verified that it happened. But having every small detail, I don't think it's actually even reasonable."

"If everyone has all of the details and they remember to that specificity, that would make me actually suspicious," he added.

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