Carson talks with Trump team, says he can make 'inner cities great'

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Posted: Nov 23, 2016 12:22 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican rival-turned-supporter Ben Carson on Wednesday said he could serve a role under Donald Trump after talks with the president-elect's team.

Carson had been offered the job leading the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, a Carson spokesman said on Tuesday.

"After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone," Carson, a former presidential candidate, wrote on Facebook.

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"An announcement is forthcoming about my role in helping to make America great again," he added.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey Editing by W Simon)