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Carson: HUD Secretary 'One of Offers on the Table'

Carson: HUD Secretary 'One of Offers on the Table'

Ben Carson (AP Photo/Christian Murdock)

By    |   Tuesday, 22 November 2016 05:27 PM

Former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson confirmed Housing and Urban Development secretary is among the positions he has talked to the incoming Trump administration about.

Trump tweeted earlier Tuesday that Carson is under consideration for the post. Carson was one of the world's top pediatric neurosurgeons and was head of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins, and was thought to be a candidate for secretary of Health and Human Services or surgeon general.

He has previously said he had no intention of being part of the Trump administration, but reversed himself Sunday in an interview with Fox News.

Asked Tuesday about the HUD post on Fox News Channel's "Your World with Neil Cavuto," Carson said, "Well, you know, our inner cities are in terrible shape. And they definitely need some real attention."

Carson grew up the son of a single mother in Detroit.

"You know, there have been so many promises made over the last several decades, and nothing has been done," Carson told Cavuto. "So it certainly is something that has been a long-term interest of mine. And I'll be thinking and praying about it seriously."

When Cavuto asked flat-out if HUD secretary had been offered, Carson said, "I would say that was one of the offers that is on the table."

"I know that I grew up in the inner city, and have spent a lot of time there and have dealt with a lot of patients from that area and recognize that we cannot have a strong nation if we have weak inner cities," he said.

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