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Ben Carson Opts Against Job In Trump Cabinet

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Ben Carson Opts Against Job In Trump Cabinet

Ben Carson opts out of Trump's team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a former 2016 Republican presidential candidate who is an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has opted against accepting a Cabinet position in the Trump administration, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Carson, a popular writer and speaker in conservative circles, has been a close adviser to Trump and is a vice chairman of Trump’s transition team.

He has been mentioned as a possible secretary of health and human services or education.

Carson’s business manager, Armstrong Williams, said Carson has made clear he has no experience in running a federal bureaucracy.

“Dr. Carson doesn’t feel like that’s the best way for him to serve the president-elect,” Williams told Reuters.

He said Carson would remain a close adviser of Trump and a friend. “His life has not prepared him to be a Cabinet secretary,” Williams said.

(Reporting By Steve Holland; Editing by Alistair Bell)

IMAGE: Republican U.S. presidential candidates Trump and Carson pose before the start of the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder



  1. 1standlastword November 15, 2016

    Smart enough to stand back from a house fire!

    1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 15, 2016

      Yeah—Carson finally had a brief encounter with reasoning and said “Whoaaa!”

    2. Daniel Jones November 16, 2016

      He ran for President, but felt a cabinet post was beyond his scope?

      These guys *really* believe in having the Vice President run things from the shadows…

  2. TZToronto November 15, 2016

    Now, if only the orange one had enough sense to realize he’s out of his depth . . .

    1. 1standlastword November 15, 2016

      Are you kidding…he clings to his ego for his life!

  3. Thoughtopsy November 15, 2016

    That is the single smartest thing I’ve heard Carson say.
    “I don’t have any experience so I shouldn’t do this job.”

  4. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 15, 2016

    Funny that Carson should realize now that he isn’t fit to have anything to do with political governance, after spending so much money to try-out for President of the USA.
    I suppose it’s better that reasoning finally found its way back to a mind that had been shuttered for so many years.

    1. 1standlastword November 16, 2016

      When we think back over the turn of the century with Palin, Bachmann, Fiorina, Cain, Keyes and now Carson, it appears the GOP uses women and black candidates to dress the stage.

      This assumption might have been considered by Colin Powell who certainly would not have wanted to be used like a character in ‘blackface’ as entertainment for the GOP vaudevillian like campaign

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  6. ruth-stone November 19, 2016

    1 yr have passed since I left my office job and i couldn’t be happier now… I started working on-line, over a website I discovered over internet, for several hours every day, and I earn much more than i did on my office job… My paycheck for last month was for $9000… Great thing about this gig is the more free time i got with my family…


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