Eh, I’m not a fan of this pick.
US President-elect Donald Trump has named Ben Carson, his former rival for the Republican nomination, as secretary of housing and urban development.
“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities”, the president-elect said in a statement, adding that the two had discussed his “urban renewal agenda”.
I like Carson and there is no doubting his brilliance, but he sure has been flaky. He doesn’t have any experience running a large organization and I’m not aware of any experience in the policy issues under HUD’s responsibility. This appears to be finding the best place for Trump to put a supporter where he can do as little damage as possible.