Dr. Ben Carson has accepted a position in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
By Charlie Speiring, Nov 23, 2016
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According to the Wall Street Journal, Carson’s spokesman Armstrong Williams confirmed that the famous surgeon and former presidential candidate will accept the position after Trump offered it to him.
“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 wrote on Facebook.
Winning the presidential election was only the first step for those who love traditional America and do not wish to fundamentally change it. Now the hard work begins of restoring the values that made us great. We must bring back the compassion and the unity that empowers us and banish the divisiveness that weakens us. 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. 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. An announcement is forthcoming about my role in helping to make America great again.
A more formal announcement from Donald Trump is expected later today.
Last week, his spokesman suggested that Carson was not interested in serving in Trump’s administration.
“Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency,” Williams said in an interview with The Hill on November 15.
Yesterday, Trump previewed the announcement on Twitter.
I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I’ve gotten to know him well–he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!