Ben Carson Inching Closer to Accepting President-Elect Trump's Cabinet Offer

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Nov 23, 2016 12:30 PM
Ben Carson Inching Closer to Accepting President-Elect Trump's Cabinet Offer

Things are heating up in President-elect Donald Trump's transition just hours before the Thanksgiving holidays.  Neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who grew up impoverished in Detroit, is expected to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  

"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 said on Facebook. 

"We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid," Carson wrote.

Winning the presidential election was only the first step for those who love traditional America and do not wish to fundamentally change it. Now the hard work begins of restoring the values that made us great. We must bring back the compassion and the unity that empowers us and banish the divisiveness that weakens us. 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. We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid. An announcement is forthcoming about my role in helping to make America great again.

Carson endorsed Trump after dropping out of the GOP primary and became one of Trump's closest allies.