Republican presidential candidate Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonDems expand 2018 message to ‘draining the swamp’ This is how Republicans should shape message to win elections Dems to target GOP corruption in midterms: report MORE is blaming his awkward entrance at the latest GOP debate to poor sound backstage. 

“ABC News has admitted there were sound issues,” Carson said in the spin room after the debate, according to Politico. “We couldn’t hear very well backstage, so I was just waiting to hear my name.” 

Carson said he didn’t go out on stage when the stage manager told him Saturday night to because he didn’t hear his name. 

Carson instead froze in front of the camera while other candidates were being introduced. Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP-Trump trade fight boils over with threat to cars Trump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well' Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela MORE and John Kasich also failed to step on stage when they were introduced.   

“They said go out when you hear your name and I didn’t hear my name,” Carson said.