Ben Carson Turns Down Cabinet Post in Trump Administration

Posted: Nov 15, 2016 11:10 AM

We're awaiting a slew of cabinet announcements today from President-elect Donald Trump but one high profile campaign surrogate won't be named. 

Dr. Ben Carson, who ran against Trump in the primary, has reportedly declined any kind of position inside the administration. 

Before declining, Carson was on the short list for Secretary of Education and Health and Human Services. Raffi Williams over at Circa has the scoop

According to Dr. Ben Carson's business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump's administration, a separate source confirmed that Carson was being offered a position as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Williams told Circa that Dr. Carson thinks he can, "best serve the President outside the administration."

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani, Senator Jeff Sessions, former Ambassador John Bolton and radio host Laura Ingraham are still in the running for a number of positions.