This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening:
- Nancy Pelosi beats back challenger to retain House leadership post
- Trump tweets he will announce plans to leave his businesses to focus on presidency
- Trump picks Wall Street exec Steven Mnuchin to head Treasury
- Trade critic Wilbur Ross to lead Commerce department
- Romney and Trump discuss State over frog legs
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It was only a week ago that Ben Carson had put out word that he wasn't qualified to run a federal agency, and thus had no place in Donald Trump's Cabinet.
Now Trump says Carson would be the perfect person to run a federal agency.
Trump tweeted on Tuesday that he is seriously considering Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Carson's qualifications? "He's a greatly talented person who loves people!"
Perhaps Carson was playing hard to get last week, when one of his top advisors, Armstrong Williams, told multiple news outlets that Carson wasn't a good fit for any of the Cabinet posts.
"Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience; he's never run a federal agency," Williams told the Hill.
Trump's tweet that Carson was at the top of his list for the HUD job was unusual for another reason. Such trial balloons are typically floated anonymously, to gauge public reaction. If it's hostile, the president-elect can scrap the plan and deny it was ever something he seriously contemplated. After Trump's advisors put the media on notice Tuesday morning that they would offer no details of what Trump will discuss at his meeting with Carson, Trump went ahead and shared them with millions of people himself.