President Donald Trump kept his promise when he stated that he was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington. Instead of the usual closed-minded career bureaucrats, Trump chose for his cabinet men and women of great ability who do not fit into the Washington box.
Foremost among these choices was his selection of renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson for Housing and Urban Development Secretary. Carson is able to tap into his own experience growing up in the projects in Detroit and figuring out how to transcend his environment and make himself successful. Dr. Carson is well aware of the scandal the media has engulfed President Trump in, but he found a brilliant way to turn it around for his own work’s advantage.
Said Carson about the Trump scandal in an interview with the Washington Examiner, “Let me put it this way. I’m glad that Trump is drawing all the fire so I can get stuff done.” Carson stuck up for Trump amid all the controversies, stating about Trump and his administration, “I think they’ve done well, given the level of frustration. I mean, can you imagine you’ve been elected president and the only thing anyone wants to talk about is Russia? Can you imagine how frustrating that is?” He added, “People say he’s wild with his tweets and things. I think he’s pretty restrained under the circumstances.”
Describing Donald as having a “very, very kind heart,” Carson stated, “We’re philosophically very well aligned. He knows a lot about housing. It’s amazing how much he knows about it. But he’s also a very kindhearted person. You may not see that sometimes because he’s reacting to things that other people are doing and saying. He sometimes reacts rather vigorously.”
When asked about his work with HUD, which has been kept out of the limelight, Carson stated about his efforts to improve the lives of America’s homeless, “The goal is really to get these people off the streets where they’re in danger, and where they actually cost society more than if you go ahead and take care of them. We also have to think about the fact that every single human being has potential, and I look at them as human capital, and if we develop that, we’re talking about them becoming part of the engine, and if we don’t develop it, part of the load.” Do you support Ben Carson?