Ben Carson will not serve in the Donald Trump cabinet. He has reportedly turned down an offer from President-elect Trump.
According to Dr. Ben Carson’s business manager Armstrong Williams, Dr. Ben Carson will not serve in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
Williams told Circa, that “the President-elect offered him anything he wanted to do. But in the end he didn’t want anything.” Adding that “his background didn’t prepare him to run a federal agency.”
A separate source said that the Carson conversation was about a position as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS).
You have to respect this decision. Most people in Washington would jump at any opportunity to acquire power. Carson turned this down because he felt others were better positioned to lead. He put the country over his own political ambitions. That is rare these days.