Trump offers Ben Carson HUD secretary position: AP

Carson previously said he preferred to stay out of the cabinet

TRD New York /
Nov.November 22, 2016 07:22 PM

President-elect Donald Trump formally offered Dr. Ben Carson the position of secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to the Associated Press.

Trump tweeted this afternoon that he was “seriously considering” the neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate for the cabinet position.

Carson said in a Fox interview Tuesday that he prefers “to be outside and to act as an advisor,” but if he were to be offered a position on Trump’s cabinet, he would “give that very serious consideration.”

He had also reportedly turned down a position as secretary of health and human services because he was unqualified. “The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency,” his advisor Armstrong Williams told the Hill last week.

If Trump maintains some ties to his real estate holdings, which seems possible given what he told the New York Times today, his role in overseeing the housing agency could lead to conflicts of interest.


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys
Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio
Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out
20 Times Square and Maefield Development’s Mark Siffin (Edition Hotels)

Times Square Edition to reopen as Maefield clears up debt dispute

Times Square Edition to reopen as Maefield clears up debt dispute
RTW Retailwinds CEO and CFO Sheamus Toal and a New York & Company store (Getty, LinkedIn)

New York & Company parent files for bankruptcy

New York & Company parent files for bankruptcy
Related’s Jeff Blau, 1085 Colgate Avenue and 1050 Wheeler Avenue (Getty, Google Maps)

Related sells two more pieces of vast Bronx multifamily portfolio

Related sells two more pieces of vast Bronx multifamily portfolio
Clipper Equity's David Bistricer with 77 Commercial Street and Shorewood's S. Lawrence Davis with 160-05 Archer Avenue (REIT, Google Maps)

June’s biggest outer-borough loans led by $386M for Greenpoint

June’s biggest outer-borough loans led by $386M for Greenpoint
 Thomas Barrack, Sheraton San Jose Hotel in Milpitas, CA, Residence Inn Cypress Los Alamitos (Getty, Google Maps, Marriott)

Colony Capital may lose control of 2 largest CMBS hotel portfolios

Colony Capital may lose control of 2 largest CMBS hotel portfolios
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...