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Trump considers Ben Carson to head HUD

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 14:51:45-05

President-elect Donald Trump is "seriously considering" Detroit native Dr. Ben Carson to head the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, he announced Tuesday.

Trump called Carson a "greatly talented person who loves people!"

Carson previously said he was considering several positions under Trump, but later turned down any role in his administration.

A Carson surrogate said he declined a position because "he has no government experience; he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency."

Carson ran against Trump during the Republican primaries but later became a loyal supporter during the general election.