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Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

1 year 6 days 15 hours ago Monday, December 05 2016 Dec 5, 2016 December 05, 2016 6:48 AM December 05, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

WASHINGTON - President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump's decision, announced early this morning by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration.

In a statement, Trump says he's "thrilled to nominate" Carson, saying he "has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities."

Trump says, "Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a presidency representing all Americans."

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