When it comes to picking a new Supreme Court Justice nominee, Dr. Ben Carson’s mind was closer to his stomach. Ben said during the Feb. 25 Republican debate that he would look at the ‘fruit salad’ of a candidate’s life. You know the Internet wasn’t going to let Ben get away with that without mocking him! Click to see.
Forget judicial records or legal philosophies. As president, Dr. Ben Carson, 64, nominate a possible Supreme Court justice after reviewing their lunch. Ben Carson said he’d consider the “fruit salad” of their life and well – the Internet tore into the doctor for such a strange remark!
When asked during the Feb. 25 debate what he would look for when replacing Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ben said that “as president, I would go and 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 associations do they have? That will tell you a lot more than an interview will tell you. The fruit salad of their life is what I would look at.”
Fruit salad. Yep. That was an interesting term to use, Ben. The Internet wasn’t really on board with Ben’s culinary qualifications when it comes to picking a judge to sit on the highest court in the country. Some said what Ben said was “insane,” while others accused Ben’s fruit salad quote as being part of “word salad.” The best thing that goes with Salad? Unlimited and ad-free steaming music, which you can get right here.
Of course, others responded with Memes, turning Ben into Fruit salad or by photoshopping fruit salad into his hands. After all, it sounded like the retired neurosurgeon needed a snack. One user suggested that if Mexico is paying for the wall Donald Trump, 69, wants to build, maybe they can pitch in a few dollars for some of Ben’s fruit salad.
Ben Carson, who's still running for president of the United States, says the words "the fruit salad of their life." pic.twitter.com/ncfl2RqGMy
— PolicyMic (@PolicyMic) February 26, 2016
Clinton is talking SCOTUS, prison reform, healthcare…but I do hear Ben Carson is talking about "fruit salad."
— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) February 26, 2016
How would Ben Carson vet a SCOTUS nominee?
— AJ+ (@ajplus) February 26, 2016
I think Ben Carson just said "the fruit salad of their life.” That can’t be right. This debate can’t be that insane. #GOPDebate
— daveanthony (@daveanthony) February 26, 2016
Ben Carson would look at the "fruit salad" of a person in order to nominate him to the Supreme Court! Yummy yummy! pic.twitter.com/0WNrU6gYyG
— ELLE Magazine (US) (@ELLEmagazine) February 26, 2016
The Fruit Salad Of Their Life officially replaces Binders Full Of Women as my all-time favorite debate quote. Thank you, Ben Carson.
— Michael Koplow (@mkoplow) February 26, 2016
Ben Carson, King of Word Salad, just used the phrase "the fruit salad of their lives"
— Elizabeth N. Brown (@enbrown) February 26, 2016
In the fruit salad of this campaign, Ben Carson is the honeydew.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) February 26, 2016
The Fruit Salad of Your Life: I think Ben Carson just found his book title…
— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) February 26, 2016
BEN CARSON JUST SAID FRUIT SALAD I DON’T WANT THE CONTEXT
— Andy! (@HonesWireless) February 26, 2016
If Mexico is paying for the wall can they also buy Ben Carson some fruit salad?
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 26, 2016
I'm pretty sure that Kasich could chop up that fruit salad for Ben Carson with his hands. #GOPDebate
— Aaron Braun-Duin (@ajbraunduin) February 26, 2016
Ben’s “Fruit Salad” comment may be the weirdest thing said in a very explosive debate. Donald Trump and Marco Rubio, 44, fought over Trump’s history of hiring undocumented workers to build his empire while supporting “self-deportation.” Marco even said The Donald was the only candidate to ever be “fined…for hiring people to work on [his] projects illegally.” That may have been the most controversial thing said at the Republican debate, until Donald showed support for Planned Parenthood! In the fruit salad of this debate’s life, everybody was going bananas.
What do you think about Ben’s “fruit salad” comments, HollywoodLifers?