Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson asked a group of fifth graders Thursday at a campaign rally in Iowa who the worst student in the class was and the students responded by singling out a classmate, The Des Moines Register reported.
Carson told the crowd that as a fifth grader, he was a “horrible student.”
“Anybody here in fifth grade? Who’s the worst student?” Carson asked, prompting a group of more than half a dozen students to point toward one boy, according to the report.
Carson then laughed and continued: “Well, let me tell you, if you had asked that question in my classroom, there would have been no doubt.”
The student identified by his classmates told Katherine Faulders, a reporter for ABC News, that it didn’t hurt his feelings. Faulders tweeted a video of Carson talking with the student after the speech:
— Katherine Faulders (@KFaulders) January 7, 2016