Although he says that no specific appointment was offered to him, Ben Carson says that he doesn’t think he has the experience necessary to run a Federal agency and will serve the Trump administration only as an unofficial adviser.
Carson ran for President last year.
There was talk that Carson could be offered the job of Secretary of Education or Secretary of Health and Human Services.
“Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position, but everything was open to him,” [Manager Armstrong] 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.