UPDATE: Not So Fast! Dr. Ben Carson Taking Thanksgiving To Consider HUD Position

We’re doing our best to get the latest on the Cabinet appointments for you but even the Wall Street Journal and FOX News gets it wrong sometimes…

Many news outlets including the Wall Street Journal reported early on Wednesday that Dr. Ben Carson had accepted Donald Trump’s offer to take the Housing and Urban Development position. As it turns out, former Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson will take the Thanksgiving break to mull over whether he should be President-elect Trump’s secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“He’s still considering. Expect something shortly after Thanksgiving,” Carson’s business partner and spokesman, Armstrong Williams, told the Washington Examiner late Wednesday afternoon.

Williams rejected a report by The Wall Street Journal, in which Carson was said to have already accepted the position. “Not true,” he said.

Ben Carson has not accepted a position within President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. 

Trump had said he was considering Carson to helm the Department of Housing and Urban Development, citing his former presidential rival’s experience growing up in the “inner city.”
“After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone,” Carson said on Facebook:


“We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid” – Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson was the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland which comprises over 15 different centers under it, it also employs thousands of workers. from 1984 until his retirement in 2013 – Carson became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country at age 33.


Read more: The Hill

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