Skip to comments.Rising GOP star Ben Carson endorsed 'sham' nutrition supplement company...
Posted on 10/28/2015 8:26:30 PM PDT by FR_addict
Dr. Ben Carson, the rising African-American Republican star who is considering a run for the presidency, endorsed a nutritional supplement made by a firm embroiled in controversy, including claims that it's a pyramid scheme selling 'scam' products.
The revelation will damage Carson's standing as a moral crusader who aims to put an unassailable face on the GOP's anti-Obamacare health policies and could tank his future political plans.
Mannatech, a multi-level marketing sales company that sells weight-loss products, skin creams and so-called 'nutraceuticals.' Carson began his relationship with the firm in 2004, speaking at its annual sales conference, and gave repeat performances in 2011 and 2013.
His business manager Armstrong Williams told National Review Online that 'the decision that has been made' that Carson's won't publicly address his relationship with the company, and insisted the appearances were arranged by an outside speaker's bureau that currently charges more than $40,000 per speech for his services.
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Carson denied having much to do with the company at tonight's debate. Here's a video he made endorsing their products. Dr. Ben Carson on Glyconutrients https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQSoHRwtwvI
Dr. Ben Carson on Glyconutrients https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQSoHRwtwvI
A $40,000 speech.....
As more gets out on CARSON, he will fade away.
I don’t think this is what will set Ben off into the sunset. His overall performance tonight was enough. He’s not ready to be President.
Mannatech, a multi-level marketing sales company that sells weight-loss products, skin creams and so-called ‘nutraceuticals.’ Carson began his relationship with the firm in 2004, speaking at its annual sales conference, and gave repeat performances in 2011 and 2013.
OMG he spoke at a conference. Horrors!!! Its worse than donating to Dems and advocating Dem policies!!!!
He wants to be healthy??
A real hero would go to court to get them to take away our homes and property to build a casino.
Trump is a smart businessmen, if he had to buy those properties from the owners he might have had to pay 1% or 2% of the casino profits for the property.
But he got them for peanuts.
He is leader who can kick butts and make $$$
What has Ben done besides cure cancer patients??
Don warned us that stuff would come out against him.
He clearly said he has no position with that company.
MLM is not a pyramid scam.
As long as you sell a product, its legal.
Only downside is if its more about recruiting than sales, it would be a pyramid scam.
Uh..not rising, nor a star. Fin.
He endorsed a company that used ‘deceptive practices’ and ‘false claims’
If you watch the video, he is definitely endorsing them. This is more than a paid speech.
Did he do something wrong here? Maybe not criminal, but I wasn’t expecting him to be endorsing a company that got into trouble in 2007 for false claims and deceptive practices. He even endorsed them in the debate by saying he still uses their products.
Nutraceutical firm Mannatech uses Carson to hawk its ‘Nutriverus’ product, which he claimed could ‘restore natural diet as a medicine’
The company uses a multi-level marketing system to sell its products, drawing complaints that it’s a pyramid scheme
Carson’s business manager is a columnist who was plagued by scandal in 2005 for accepting $240,000 to promote the Bush administration’s ‘No Child Left Behind’ education policy
Williams claims Carson spoke at the company’s annual meetings but ‘had no idea who these people are’
20/20 found another Mannatech product ‘costs at least $200 a month’ and was sold as a ‘fix’ for ‘diseases from cancer to multiple sclerosis and AIDS’
Texas then-Attorney General Greg Abbot, now the state’s governor, slammed the company in 2007 for ‘deceptive practices’ and ‘false claims’
How many deaths in Benghazi is he responsible for? How many FBI investigations is he involved in? Did he know Vince Foster? When did he turn a $1,000 cattle investment into $100,000? When did he trade cash for most of America’s uranium.
This amounts to nothing.
He's as ready as the long legged Mack Daddy. I think Odunga is somewhat more ideological. Carson's just building his stack.
I’ll give him a pass on this...nearly every politician in the world gives speeches for something or other. How would he know it was going to go south? It’s like holding obama accountble for speaking at solayndra...
I’ll pass on the supplements and his Creationism for now but these are negatives for me.
“Texas reached a settlement in 2009; Mannatech paid $4 million in restitution to customers in the state but wasn’t required to admit any wrongdoing. The company’s president paid a $1 million penalty and was banned from working for Mannatech for five years.
The company’s employees were also barred from claiming ‘directly or indirectly’ that their products could ‘cure, treat, mitigate or prevent any disease.’
Carson’s work with Mannatech, however, extended until at least March 2014 when the YouTube video was published online.”
Ben Carson promoting vitamins is way more serious (bad) than those minor things.
Carson is being pumped up so he can be deflated.
Rubio is who RINOs are behind now that Jeb laid his 3rd egg.
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