President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday that he intends to have retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson serve as his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
“I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” President-elect Trump said in a statement about his former primary rival.
Trump added, “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.”
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