Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Trump Looking To Tap Ben Carson For HUD Secretary



Retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential hopeful Dr. Ben Carson is expected to be tapped as secretary of housing and urban development.

HUD is responsible for administering low-income housing assistance, fair housing laws, housing development and aid to neighborhoods in distress.


Carson endorsed Donald Trump shortly after dropping out of the race.

He was highly expected to be considered for a spot in Trump's administration, with many guessing the Health and Human Services department.

But soon after the election, Carson said didn't feel he had the experience to serve in Trump's Cabinet, calling himself "a fish out of water" when it comes to being a federal bureaucrat.

Regarding his cabinet picks, Trump told the New York Times on Tuesday, "We’re trying very hard to get the best people — not necessarily people that will be the most politically correct people, because that hasn’t been working," Trump said. "So we have, really, experts in the field. Some are known and some are not known, but they’re known within their field as being the best. That’s very important to me."

Considering Carson's background in medicine, it is not entirely clear what experience he has with housing and urban development policy.

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