“The then-17 year old was introduced in 1969 to Gen. William Westmoreland, who had just ended his command of U.S. forces in Vietnam, and the two dined together. That meeting, according to Carson’s telling, was followed by a ‘full scholarship’ to the military academy.” Ben Carson’s campaign now admits that this story was fabricated. Even Donald Trump couldn’t talk his way out of this one.

+ WaPo: Ben Carson’s troubled effort to prove that he was, in fact, a juvenile delinquent. (This is the weirdest campaign ever.)

+ There’s the stabbing story, the West Point scholarship story, and the even weirder contention that the Pyramids were used to store grain — all candidates make some stuff up, but how weird and made up is too weird and made up?

+ Oh, and about that Pyramid mystery