Donald Trump has picked former campaign rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Trump’s decision, announced early today by his transition office, comes as the president-elect continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his cabinet.
President-elect Trump released a statement today:
“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.”
Carson’s nomination will have to be confirmed by the Senate.