From The Hill by Kyle Balluck --
President-elect Donald J. Trump early Monday announced his plans to
nominate Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban
“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening
communities and families within those communities,” Trump said in a
statement distributed by his transition team.
“We have talked at
length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic
revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism
about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a
Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and
never gives up,” Trump added
Trump said last month that he was "seriously" considering Carson for the position.
“I've gotten to know him well--he's a greatly talented person who loves people!” Trump tweeted.
feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly by
strengthening communities that are most in need," Carson, a former GOP
presidential candidate who became a Trump supporter, said in the
statement. "We have much work to do in enhancing every aspect of our
nation and ensuring that our nation’s housing needs are met.”