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Trump picks Dr. Ben Carson for for Secretary of HUD; Nancy Pelosi calls him “disturbingly unqualified”


This news story was published on December 5, 2016.
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Carson and Trump

Carson and Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Democratic Senate leader Nancy Pelosi today lashed out at President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, calling him “disturbingly unqualified” for the post.

“Dr. Ben Carson is a disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice to lead a department as complex and consequential as Housing and Urban Development,” Pelosi seethed. “Our country deserves a HUD Secretary with the relevant experience to protect the rights of homeowners and renters, particularly in low income and minority communities, and to ensure that everyone in our country can have access to safe and affordable housing without facing discrimination or homelessness.

“There is no evidence that Dr. Carson brings the necessary credentials to hold a position with such immense responsibilities and impact on families and communities across America.”

Earlier Monday, President-elect Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Dr. Ben Carson to serve as Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

Dr. Carson is a distinguished national leader who overcame his troubled youth in the inner city of Detroit to become a renowned neurosurgeon who served as the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.

“I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a tough competitor and never gives up.”

“I am honored to accept the opportunity to serve our country in the Trump administration,” said Dr. Carson. “I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are most in need. We have much work to do in enhancing every aspect of our nation and ensuring that our nation’s housing needs are met.”

Ben Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan on September 18, 1951. While his mother lacked access to a quality education, she encouraged her sons in their scholastic pursuits and instilled the value of hard work. Carson graduated with honors from Southwestern High School, where he also became a senior commander in the school’s ROTC program. He earned a full scholarship to Yale University and graduated in 1973 with a B.A. degree in psychology.

Carson then enrolled in the School of Medicine at the University of Michigan, choosing to become a neurosurgeon. Dr. Carson became the director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33 and earned fame for his groundbreaking work separating conjoined twins.

Twenty years ago, Carson and his wife Candy started the Carson Scholars Fund, which is now active in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It has provided more than 7,300 scholarships since 1994 to students from all backgrounds that achieve at the highest academic levels and community service. It also encompasses the Reading Room program and reading rooms have been placed throughout the country to stimulate a love for reading, especially in those who are underserved.

In 2000, the Library of Congress selected Dr. Carson as one of its “Living Legends.” The following year, CNN and Time magazine named Dr. Carson as one of the nation’s 20 foremost physicians and scientists. In 2006, he received the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP. In February 2008, President George W. Bush awarded Dr. Carson the Ford’s Theatre Lincoln Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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16 Responses to Trump picks Dr. Ben Carson for for Secretary of HUD; Nancy Pelosi calls him “disturbingly unqualified”

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    anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 6, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    What is the matterLVS can’t take it when someone calls you out? Chickens***

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 6, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    Goofy Pelosi is either a racist or just plain Dumb.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Nancy Pelosi.Now there is a genius for you.Hey Nancy,everybody has opinions.You know the rest of the phrase.Dr Carson,unlike you Nancy,is off the charts intelligent.He is a good man that came from nothing with a lot of guidance from his mother to get started.He will do well.You on the other hand are a corrupt,batty old hag.You are QUALLIFYINGLY DISTURBIFIED.Your opinion doesn’t mean jack.But that’s just my opinion.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Loves Virgin Sheep.

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    Allen Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Pelosi is “disturbingly unqualified”.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 6, 2016 at 1:40 pm

      You have to pass it to know what is in it. But don’t worry, you can keep your doctor.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    Carson is a 7th day fundamentalist wacko. To quote:

    “My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain. But all the archaeologists think that they were made for the pharaohs’ graves.”

    Make America Stupid Again

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 6, 2016 at 7:37 am

      What was Obama qualified for when he took office other than race baiting and racism? He is still not qualified to even be a street sweeper but you never said a word about the worse president and administration this country has ever see.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        December 6, 2016 at 1:10 pm

        Brilliant defense of Carson……. numbnuts.

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          December 6, 2016 at 1:39 pm

          He doesn’t need defending. He is fully capable of doing whatever he chooses. That will be something new to the Democratic Party of nothings.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      December 6, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Using his Biblical model, as Sec of HUD maybe Carson will build a pyramid or two on the North End to house the brothas. Put the slumlords out of business at the same time. Then build a wall around the whole damn project. Im lovin this President.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    “I used to be a surgeon but now I run the program for poor people to live in cheap housing” how is this a step up?

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    rahmbo Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    DPRK News Service
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    Donald Trump appoints Ben Carson, noted expert on pyramids of ancient Egypt, to oversee modern housing system for United States.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    December 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    The person who gave us Obamacare calling someone else unqualified is really laughable.