Trump Considers Former Rival ‘Ben Carson’ as Housing Secretary

تم نشره في Wed 23 November / Nov 2016. 12:00 AM
  • former rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson, considered as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - (capitalfm)

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump said he’s "seriously considering" his former rival for the Republican presidential nomination, Ben Carson, as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

"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!" Trump said on Twitter.

Carson himself indicated on Fox News that the HUD position "was one of the offers that’s on the table." "Our inner cities are in terrible shape and they definitely need some real attention," he told the broadcaster, adding that he had been interested in housing for a long time.

HUD oversees federal public housing programs and helps formulate policy on homelessness and housing discrimination.

The newly elected president similarly telegraphed his support for General James Mattis as a potential Secretary of Defence on Twitter over the weekend." Trump is in the process of forming his cabinet, with a stream of would-be appointees making the pilgrimage to his Manhattan tower and traveling to New Jersey over the weekend where they met the president-elect at his golf club. He is reportedly considering former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani for the secretary of state post.

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