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Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson dropped out the 2016 presidential race Friday, days after declaring there was “no political path forward” for his campaign.

In a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Carson said “I am leaving the campaign trail,” but promised he would remain heavily involved “in saving our nation.”

The announcement was widely expected. On Wednesday Carson sent a message to supporters saying, “I do not see a political path forward in light of last evening’s Super Tuesday primary results” and he did not attend Thursday’s Fox News debate in Detroit.

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In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about Ben Carson’s latest incorrect statement.

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In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about #BenCarsonWikipedia.

While on campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson has made some questionable remarks that have some voters asking whether he may need to sign up for remedial classes in history and science. Most recently, the retired neurosurgeon defended his own lack of experience in Washington in a Facebook post Thursday, arguing that the signers of the Declaration of Independence had no political experience either (they did).

Just one day earlier, a 1998 video surfaced that shows Carson claiming that Joseph, an Old Testament figure, built the Egyptian pyramids to store grain. [Evidence points to the structures serving as tombs.]

Both of these remarks made their way around social media and have now sparked a viral hashtag #BenCarsonWikipedia, which Twitter users attach to tweets mocking Carson, and joking about what false, outrageous claims the Republican might make next.

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In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about Ben Carson’s rap ad.

Presidential candidate Ben Carson has created a radio advertisement featuring music from Atlanta rapper Aspiring Mogul, ABC reports.

The 60-second ad features a speech from the Republican intertwined with Aspiring Mogul’s lyrics.

“Vote and support Ben Carson / For our next president and be awesome,” Aspiring Mogul raps.

“America became a great nation early on not because it was flooded with politicians,” Carson says over the boom-bap beat, “but because it was flooded with people who understood the value of personal responsibility, hard work, creativity, innovation and that’s what will get us on track right now. I’m very hopeful that I’m not the only one who’s willing to pick up the baton of freedom because freedom is not free and we must fight for it every day. Every one of us must fight for it because we are fighting for our children and the next generation.”

Carson’s campaign team spent $150,000 on the ad, which will air for two weeks on radio stations in Miami; Atlanta; Houston; Detroit; Birmingham, Alabama; Jackson, Mississippi; Memphis and Little Rock, Arkansas.

Per ABC, Carson’s representatives say the candidate is seeking to reach Black voters by “reaching out and talking to them in a language that they prefer and in a language that, and in a cultural format that they appreciate.”

In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about the Ben Carson/Popeye’s Organization conspiracy.

The Ben Carson campaign said Friday it will refuse to answer any more questions about an incident where the presidential candidate said he was held at gunpoint at a Popeyes restaurant and called any suggestions he’s not telling the truth about what happened “outrageous.”

“The incident at Popeyes occurred over 30 years ago. Suggestions that Dr. Carson is lying are outrageous. We will not entertain any further discussion on this issue,” Carson’s Deputy Communications Director Ying Ma told CNN in an email.

Earlier Friday, Carson said on Sirius XM POTUS Channel that he did not file a police report but believes a Popeyes’ employee did.

“I can tell you categorically as a God-fearing Christian, it’s something that happened. It’s not something I made up,” Carson said.

Carson recounted Wednesday a story about being held at gunpoint while a medical resident in Baltimore decades ago.

“I have had a gun held on me when I was in a Popeyes organization,” the retired neurosurgeon told Karen Hunter on Sirius XM Radio, referring to the fried chicken fast-food chain.

“Guy comes in, put the gun in my ribs. And I just said, ‘I believe that you want the guy behind the counter,’” Carson.

Carson told Wolf Blitzer Thursday that growing up in inner-city Detroit gave him “the sophistication” to know that the gunman wasn’t going to murder him but was just looking to rob the place.

Before saying that they would not discuss the incident any longer, the Carson campaign on Friday released a few additional details about the stick up.

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In this clip of the I’m Black, He’s Mexican Podcast Arizona Verse & Soul Papo wax philosophically about the first leg of Kanye West’s 2020 election run by meeting with Ben Carson.

“I was extremely impressed with his business acumen,” Ben Carson says of Kanye West.

Kanye West announced last month his plan to run for president of the United States of America in 2020. One 2016 candidate says that he’s spoken with the Chicago rapper-producer.

“I was extremely impressed with his business acumen,” Republican candidate Ben Carson says of West during an interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC. “He knows a lot about business.”

Carson also says that he talked to West about "doing some music that might be uplifting, that might give young women a sense of their value and young men a sense of responsibility,” Carson adds. "I think it could be a tremendous thing in our society.”

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