Palm Beach Gardens man Ben Carson hints he’ll be Donald Trump’s HUD secretary

Ben Carson and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach in March (Meghan McCarthy / Palm Beach Daily News)

Ben Carson and Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach in March (Meghan McCarthy / Palm Beach Daily News)

Retired neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson of Palm Beach Gardens is hinting that he’ll be President-elect Donald Trump‘s pick to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

“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,” Carson posted on his Facebook page today.

 

“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,” Carson wrote.

 

Trump’s team told reporters this morning that another Cabinet pick could be announced this afternoon. Shortly after Carson’s Facebook post, the Trump team announced the selection of Betsy DeVos for secretary of Education.

 

Carson, who moved to West Palm Beach in 2013 and then to Palm Beach Gardens this year, appeared to rule out serving in Trump’s administration last week. But after meeting with Trump in New York on Tuesday, Trump tweeted: “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!”

 

Carson ally Armstrong Williams on Tuesday told The Palm Beach Post that Carson was “seriously considering” the HUD job.

 

 

 

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