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Former presidential candidate Ben Carson says he won't join Trump's Cabinet because he has no government experience

 (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, didn't let his lack of experience in elected office stop him from running for president.

But now the former Republican candidate has taken himself out of the running for a Cabinet position in Donald Trump's new administration because he believes he lacks the background necessary to manage a federal agency, according to Carson's longtime advisor. 

"Dr. Carson doesn't feel like that's the best way for him to serve the president-elect," the advisor, Armstrong Williams, told Reuters.

"Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency," Williams told the Hill newspaper. "The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency."

Carson has been a member of Trump's transition team as the president-elect, who also lacks any government experience, begins choosing key administration officials. 

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