President-Elect Donald Trump posted a message on social media Tuesday afternoon, saying he is seriously considering Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Carson, who supported endorsed Trump after dropping out of the presidential race himself, first indicated he didn’t want a role in Trump’s administration, but has since clarified that he would give it serious consideration.
“Basically, I’ve said my preference is to be outside and to act as an adviser, but if after going through the process they all conclude it would be much better to have me in the Cabinet, I would have to give that very serious consideration,” Carson stated.
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
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