Dr. Ben Carson awkwardly waited in the wings after he was introduced at ABC News’ Republican presidential debate Saturday and stood in the way of the other GOP candidates as their names were called.
Carson was the second person called out to the debate stage, but he hung back off-stage as the moderators continued to call names.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walked past Carson to the stage, making a face at his rival. But when Donald Trump’s name was called, he stopped and stood next to Carson as other names were announced.
“Dr. Ben Carson, please come out on the stage,” ABC debate moderator David Muir finally instructed the Republican candidate.
With that, Carson came on stage and Trump closely followed.
Some reporters tweeted that they wondered if an audio issue prevented Carson from knowing he should’ve gone on stage.
All candidates were standing at their lecterns when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie asked the moderators if he could introduce Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Muir said that the applause was loud.
“Yes, yes we’re going to introduce Ohio Gov. John Kasich,” Muir said.