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Ben Carson for HUD Secretary, Why?

He has no housing experience and has said he’s not up to the job. President-elect Trump could do a lot better.
President-elect Donald Trump with Ben Carson in Detroit in September.
President-elect Donald Trump with Ben Carson in Detroit in September.Carlo Allegri/Reuters

One week ago, former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson pulled his name out of the cabinet lottery, saying that he was unqualified to run a government agency.

On Tuesday afternoon, however, President-elect Donald Trump floated Carson’s name on Twitter. Not for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the position that Carson preemptively declined, but for secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.