In a tweet today, President-elect Donald Trump said he was “seriously considering” Carson to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Carson, a retired neurosurgeon who ran against Trump in the primaries, became one of the president-elect’s most visible surrogates during the general election.
The announcement that Carson is under consideration is a bit of a double-back. Last week, when he was rumored to be under consideration for a cabinet post, one of Carson’s advisors told The Hill that 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.”
A spokesman for Carson told CNN today that he wouldn’t comment on the HUD position.
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Dr. Ben Carson may be in contention for another cabinet position.