Ben Carson told supporters that he would not drop out of the 2016 presidential race despite a dismal performance, explaining that with their "enormous frontal lobes" people will begin to see that the country is heading in a dangerous direction.

"You're going to start to see a significant change in what is going on in our country," Carson said at a Republican primary watch party in Greenville, S.C. "The tide will begin change because the situation we are in is so serious."

With "enormous frontal lobes," the former neurosurgeon said, Americans need to realize that they are being easily manipulated.

"That's where you engage in rational thought processing. You don't need those big frontal lobes if all you're going to do is listen to the pundits. And have other people tell you what you're supposed to do. You know, you can train some other thing to do that."

Carson pointed to a fiscal gap as something that threatens to "destroy us as a nation," but said that most American don't know about it.

Most politicians refuse to speak of it, Carson said. "But since I'm not a Washington politician, I can talk about it."

Carson described his "disgusting" discovery when he first entered the presidential race.

"I never really actually intended to get into the political world, I must admit. And since I've gotten into it what I have discovered is really quite disgusting," he said. "The engine that drives Washington, D.C., and that drives our country is full of filth and corruption and favors and intricate relationships and they will do anything, and I do mean anything, to maintain their power and to maintain their postilion."

"However, God is in charge," Carson added to cheers from his audience.

With 84 percent of precincts reporting, Carson came in last place among six Republican candidates with 6.9 percent of the primary vote.