Housing and Urban Development

Trump Says He’s ‘Seriously Considering’ Carson for Housing Secretary
Ex-presidential candidate had previously withdrawn from consideration for a cabinet post

Ben Carson is under serious consideration for secretary of Housing and Urban Development, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he is seriously considering Ben Carson to serve as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, despite Carson having previously declined interest in a cabinet post.

“I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD,” Trump said in the tweet. “I’ve gotten to know him well — he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!”