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Ben Carson: Happy Trump Is Deflecting Attention Away From Me

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By    |   Friday, 21 Jul 2017 01:01 PM

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson could not be happier to be out of the spotlight as controversies swirl around President Donald Trump.

"Let me put it this way, I'm glad that Trump is drawing all the fire so I can get stuff done," Carson told the Washington Examiner.

Carson said he is continuing to learn on the job after nearly five months after assuming the post.

"There's no question that I've been forced to learn very rapidly a lot of stuff," he said. "But that's okay. I happen to have some excellent people around me at the non-assistant secretary level, at the non-deputy secretary level. Everybody's doing two or three times more than they ought to be doing."

Meanwhile, The Hill noted Carson, who made a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, has found himself the subject of occasional controversy.

Carson drew criticism in March after he referred to African slaves as "immigrants" during a speech to HUD employees, according to the website. But for the most part, he has remained out of the spotlight.

He continues to strongly back Trump and the White House team.

"I think they've done well given the level of frustration," he told the Examiner. "I mean, can you imagine you've been elected president and the only thing anyone wants to talk about is Russia? Can you imagine how frustrating that is?

"People say he's wild with his tweets and things. I think he's pretty restrained under the circumstances."

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