Carson needs to explain recollections: Trump

Reuters News
Posted: Nov 08, 2015 9:45 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Sunday that rival Ben Carson would have to explain a number of things about his West Point and youth recollections.

"He's going to have to explain a lot of things away," Trump told NBC's "Meet the Press".

Carson, a favorite of conservative activists, is tied with Trump at the top of Republican primary polls a year before the November 2016 presidential election. His often-recounted tale of being offered a scholarship to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and other stories from his youth in inner-city Detroit have come under scrutiny.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by Jon Boyle)