- Ben Carson is part of the government team of the elected US president Donald Trump. The retired neurosurgeon is Minister of Housing and Urban Development, Trump announced on Monday.
Carson was during the Republican primaries still facing Trump, but later joined his former rival. The former surgeon is the first black American who has been hired to perform a ministerial post in the next government.
Trump did in a statement to have confidence in Carson. It is striking that Carson himself in would have indicated to worry an earlier point about his lack of managerial experience within the federal government.
Carson said Monday hear a different sound. He believes in his own words that he can make a significant contribution ' in particular by strengthening communities help need it most. '' His appointment must still be approved by the Senate.