“Those claims are absolutely true,” Carson told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly of the story in his bestselling memoir, Gifted Hands, that his bad temper caused him to throw a knife at a friend during an argument over music. But Carson, a retired neurosurgeon whose book was made into a movie, did offer a modification: He said his target was a “close relative,” not a friend.
The stabbing tale has become an integral part of Carson’s telling of his life story. He said it led him to reflect on his life and become more religious.Will this temper resuface if faced with very hostile Congress? This are some of the questions or reflections on his past.