Rick Perry Reveals That He Doesn’t Know How Clocks Work — and That He’s Staying in the 2016 Race

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After Donald Trump claimed at a press conference today that Rick Perry was dropping out of the 2016 presidential race, Fox News asked the former Texas governor for a response. "You know a broken clock is right once a day," he said, managing to both mangle the saying enough to make it completely incorrect and say the exact opposite of what he meant to convey. His spokesperson, who is not paid because the campaign is broke, later tidied up the linguistic mess, saying that Perry was staying in the race. It seems unlikely that this confusion will help Perry in the polls, however, as the fallacious wheel always gets the grease.