After two weeks of speculation and hints President-elect Donald Trump announced this morning that he has nominated Dr. Ben Carson to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Dr, Carson, a Trump supporters’ favorite is a retired neurosurgeon and a former Trump rival for the presidency who became a key supporter.
President-elect Trump’s statement:
“I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.”
“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.” President-elect Donald J. Trump
Dr. Carson’s nomination comes just two weeks after he announced that he would not be seeking a cabinet position and could serve the Trump Administration better in a private capacity. Donald Trump can be very persuasive, as we know, and Ben Carson is a true patriot so things have an made 180 degree turn. Dr. Ben Carson will be our next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Just Prior to Thanksgiving, Dr. Carson made a statement indicating that he would probably be taking the HUD position.
Here is what he said….
“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.”
DR. BEN CARSON