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Trump nominates rival Ben Carson for housing secretary

Trump nominates rival Ben Carson for housing secretary

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President-elect Donald Trump has named former Republican rival, Ben Carson, as secretary of housing and urban development, Trump’s team revealed in a statement on Monday. “I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Trump announced on his Facebook page. “Ben has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. He shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a presidency representing all Americans.” The position oversees low-income housing assistance, financing for homeownership, and fair-housing programs. The two have “talked at length” about Trump’s urban renewal plan, as well as shared messages of how