Trump Offers Ben Carson HUD Secretary Job

As was speculated yesterday in various media outlets, moments ago Bloomberg confirmed that Ben Carson, the man who ran for president then said he wouldn't feel comfortable having a role in the Trump administration because he has no government experience, has been formally offered the position of secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

As AP adds, a person close to Carson, who was not authorized to discuss the offer publicly, told The Associated Press Carson would spend his Thanksgiving mulling over whether to accept the position. Earlier in the day, Donald Trump tweeted that he was "seriously considering" Carson as the head of HUD because he's a "greatly talented person who loves people!" Carson was also being floated as potential secretary of education or health and human services, AP reports.

Carson's business manager, Armstrong Williams, previously said the "last thing" Carson would want to do was "take a position that could cripple the presidency," but he would be open to considering a role if Trump made it clear there was no one else for the job — this must mean the only option is having a retired neurosurgeon lead the government agency that strengthens the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers and utilizes housing as a platform for improving quality of life.