Ben Carson rejects job in Trump’s Cabinet

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Former candidate Ben Carson arrives to attend the third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate between Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, October 19, 2016. /REUTERS

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a former 2016 Republican presidential candidate who is an adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, has opted against accepting a Cabinet position in the Trump administration, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Carson, a popular writer and speaker in conservative circles, has been a close adviser to Trump and is a vice chairman of Trump’s transition team.

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He has been mentioned as a possible secretary of health and human services or education.

Carson’s business manager, Armstrong Williams, said Carson has made clear he has no experience in running a federal bureaucracy.

“Dr Carson doesn’t feel like that’s the best way for him to serve the president-elect,” Williams told Reuters.

He said Carson would remain a close adviser of Trump and a friend. “His life has not prepared him to be a Cabinet secretary,” Williams said.

-the-star.co.ke

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