Speaking at an event in New Hampshire with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Oct. 24, a questioner asked Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk about comments he’d made claiming he’d been passed over for admission to West Point in favor of someone he deemed less qualified.
“You said that you applied to West Point but they ‘gave your place to an applicant of a different gender and persuasion,’” the questioner said. “‘I know the test scores, I knew the qualifications. [They] were less qualified.’”
“I never said that,” Kirk said. “That’s fake news. Thanks for being here tonight. Never said that. Thanks for being here.” Kirk’s denial was met with loud applause among the largely-friendly crowd. Only, it turned out not to be true.
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