Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s lasting contribution to Thursday’s Republican candidate debate was, unfortunately for him, his most bizarre line of the night.
When asked to describe his criteria for a Supreme Court nominee, Carson said he would “look at what a person’s life has been, what have they done in the past, what kind of judgments have they made, what kind of association have they had. That will tell you a lot more than an interview will tell you. The fruit salad of their life is what I will look at.”
Carson’s remarks can be seen below.
Ben Carson: "The fruit salad of their life is what I will look at." pic.twitter.com/JMNTJTLXp7
— POLITICO (@politico) February 26, 2016
And with that, Twitter had a field day mocking Carson, as seen here.
— Tony de la Mancha (@tonybalogna) February 26, 2016
"The Fruit Salad Of Their Life" It's over, we have our next President. Everyone can go home. #GOPDebate
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) February 26, 2016
"It cost him bigly."
"Fruit salad of their life!"
— Daniel Radosh (@danielradosh) February 26, 2016
— Adrien Carter (@AYO_Adrien) February 26, 2016
I will never stop saying "____ is the fruit salad of their life." it's easily the Shucky Ducky of this campaign season #GOPDebate
— Nick Peterson (@Kitofoxkun) February 26, 2016
— joshingstern (@joshingstern) February 26, 2016
— Andrew Scorgie (@andrewscorgie) February 26, 2016