The day after a debate is always a busy one for the media, especially when so many incorrect things are said by the candidates. But last night’s debate will be keeping us all busy for weeks to come.
Ben Carson, who has recently overtaken Donald Trump as the frontrunner for the 2016 GOP nomination, was asked last night about his connection to Mannatech, a medical supplement company. More specifically, the good doctor was asked about how endorsing their product reflected on his judgement, since Mannatech was under government investigation for wrongdoing.
Carson’s response: He said he was merely a fan of Mannatech’s products, but vehemently denied any other connection to the company.
This is a big fat honking lie, and Carson had to have known that. See, Dr. Carson has shamelessly promoted and stumped for Mannatech, even making a video for them which you can view below.
In the video, Carson praises Mannatech, saying:
“The wonderful thing about a company like Mannatech is that they recognize that when God made us, He gave us the right fuel. And that fuel was the right kind of healthy food.”
And Carson also spoke on the company’s behalf. As the National Journal reports:
“Carson’s interactions with Mannatech, a nutritional-supplement company based in suburban Dallas, date back to 2004, when he was a speaker at the company’s annual conferences, MannaFest and MannaQuest. He also spoke at Mannatech conferences in 2011 and 2013, and spoke about ‘glyconutrients’ in a PBS special as recently as last year.”
And Mannatech has had numerous complaints and legal problems over the years:
“In 2004 a woman sued Mannatech while alleging that a company salesman had shared nude photos of her son who had Tay-Sachs disease and had taken their supplements, claiming that it had helped him gain weight. The same salesman was also accused of writing in a medical journal that the supplements had helped the child while he had already passed away. In the lawsuit it was also alleged that the company used photos of the child on its website to promote its products, ‘with the clear inference that [the boy] was alive and doing well some seven years after his actual death.’”
Additionally, Mannatech was also sued by the Texas attorney general. The company was accused of deceptive marketing that exaggerated the health benefits of its supplements. Mannatech paid a $4 million settlement and admitted no wrongdoing.
So now we see that Dr. Carson is nothing but a lying shill who will say or do anything on behalf of a big company. In other words, he’s a typical Republican.
Watch Dr. Carson Promote Mannatech
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.