Courtesy of Raw Story:
Ultimately asking how “stupid” Iowans and Americans are to “believe this crap,” Trump was more showman than seasoned politician as he stepped out from behind the podium and acted out the stabbing while drawing delighted laughter from the crowd.
“He lunged that knife into the belly of his friend but, lo and behold, it hit the belt. And the knife broke” a mocking Trump explained. “Give me a break. Give me a break.”
“So I have a belt and somebody hits me with a knife, it’s going in because the belt moves this way. It moves this way, it moves that way,” Trump continued as he mugged for the crowd. “He hit the belt buckle. Anybody have a knife? Want to try it on me? Believe me, it ain’t gonna work. You’re not going to be successful, but he took the knife and went like this and he plunged it into the belt and, amazingly, the belt stayed totally flat and the knife broke.”
“How stupid are the people of Iowa? How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?” he deadpanned.
You know of all of the bullshit that Carson has spouted I have to admit that this has troubled me more than most.
And part of the reason is because it is so completely implausible.
Carson identified the knife used in the attack as a "camping" knife. That would seem to indicate a fairly sturdy blade.
Knives like that do NOT snap unless they are placed under great pressure.
IF Carson had actually struck a solid unyielding surface, the most likely outcome would be that the tip broke off the knife but that most of the blade remained intact.
Hitting the belt buckle, just as Trump points out, might have caused the knife to alter course a few inches but it still would have plunged into the other boy's stomach.
This story, like seemingly ALL of Carson's stories, is full of shit.
And yes, the people of Iowa, and the conservative voters behind those poll numbers, are stupid for believing it.