The one big problem with Ben Carson's Stalin quote

Ellen Stewart
Sunday 14 February 2016 11:10

After completely embarrassing himself at the last Republican debate when he just awkwardly hung about off stage after his name was called, Ben Carson has done it again.

In a bid to hammer home just what an apparent mess the United States of America is in, the neurosurgeon quoted Stalin.

Carson declared:

Joseph Stalin said: 'If you want to bring America down, you have to undermine three things: Our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality'.

But there's just one tiny little problem. The quote is not from Joseph Stalin at all. It's just a random Facebook meme that your American aunt probably shared alongside an all CAPs hashtag stating 'MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN'.

While we're here Marilyn Monroe did not say "Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world". It was Bette Midler.

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