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Trump asks Ben Carson to consider Housing secretary post

Ben Carson at the Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. (Behar Anthony / European Pressphoto Agency)
Ben Carson at the Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday. (Behar Anthony / European Pressphoto Agency)

Donald Trump asked Ben Carson to consider serving as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, an advisor to the former Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday.

They discussed the potential job at a meeting in the morning and Carson is "seriously considering" it, said the advisor, Armstrong Williams.

"It’s a role that plays to Dr. Carson’s passions," he said.

Asked what qualifications the retired neurosurgeon has for overseeing housing policy, Williams said: “Dr. Carson has experience with everything. You’d be shocked at the depth of his experience.”

Williams had previously suggested that Carson didn't feel he had the experience to serve in Trump's Cabinet, but he said Tuesday that those comments were taken out of context.

Housing secretary was one of a few options discussed Tuesday, Williams said.

Carson always felt that he'd be willing to serve in the administration if Trump "felt that no one else could fill the position," he added.

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