Ben Carson Turns Down Offer To Work In Trump’s Cabinet

One of the very few influential black men who supported Donald Trump,
won’t be working with him in the White Housr.Retired neurosurgeon Ben
Carson has told President-elect Donald Trump that he isn’t interested in
serving as secretary of Health and Human Services, a Carson ally
confirmed to The Hill on Tuesday. 
 
Business manager and close friend Armstrong Williams said Carson won’t
join the incoming Trump administration and would only serve as an
unofficial adviser. 
 
Circa on Tuesday reported that Carson had been offered the position,
citing Williams. But Williams told The Hill that no specific offer had
been made. 

“Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position, but everything was open to him,” Williams told The Hill in a phone call.

“Dr.
Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal
agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that
could cripple the presidency.”

The renowned neurosurgeon was one of Trump’s first primary opponents to
jump on board his campaign. He was viewed as one of the likely picks to
lead the agency that will work to roll back ObamaCare in the new
administration. 
 
Reports also pegged him as a candidate for secretary of Education. 
 
Earlier this month, Trump described Carson as a “brilliant physician”
and said he hoped Carson “will be very much involved with my
administration.”But Williams said Carson would only advise the
president-elect unofficially.
 
Carson has been looking for ways to be influential outside of
government, including his My Faith Votes, a group that looks to motivate
Christian voters.