CNN anchor, Don Lemon, shows his unprofessional side.
These liberals just can’t keep it together.
They think it’s hilarious that Dr. Ben Carson has been tapped for HUD Secretary.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer had their own statements about the appointment, too.
Is it that these liberals are racist, or are they just that thick?
Watch the embarrassing segment:
They weren’t laughing when Obama went from Community Organizer to Junior Senator to President.
No, that was ‘heroic’.
And if you didn’t agree, then you’re racist.
“Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Trump said Monday morning in a statement. “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.”
Trump’s appointment of the retired neurosurgeon, who has no housing experience, drew quick condemnation from some Democrats. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called him “disturbingly unqualified” and People for the American Way said he was “dangerously unfit.”
But many Republican and Democratic housing advocates said Carson’s name recognition and close ties to the president-elect could raise the bureaucracy’s public profile at a critical time.
“Out of the last five or six HUD secretaries, you could really only point to two of them who had direct housing experience,” said Brian Montgomery, HUD assistant secretary under President George W. Bush.
“The loyalty issue is what’s very key here,” Montgomery said. “He’ll be able to elevate the issue in the fact that he’s a household name and has been in the public domain for years.”
HUD, with an annual budget of nearly $50 billion, is a sprawling agency that oversees most of the nation’s affordable housing programs and manages a $1.6 trillion mortgage portfolio. Its mission is dedicated to housing in the broadest sense–the agency plays a role in education, transportation and community redevelopment.
“I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly by strengthening communities that are most in need,” Carson said. “We have much work to do in enhancing every aspect of our nation and ensuring that our nation’s housing needs are met.”
Carson has long stressed individual strength over government aid, using his own rags-to-riches life story to illustrate the power of self help and perseverance. On Twitter, House Speaker Paul Ryan called Carson “a shining example of overcoming poverty, he will put focus on dignity rather than dependence.”
“A lot of his views are in line with Speaker Ryan’s poverty agenda and trying to do things a different way,” said Robert Moss, director of government affairs at CohnReznick, a tax and accounting firm. “I expect there to be some synergy between secretary-to-be Carson and Speaker Ryan.”
Trump made an unconventional choice.
That doesn’t mean that he made the wrong choice.
Trump is obviously quite adept at hiring and firing.
The fact that Dr. Carson has experienced government-funded housing is in itself a qualification that other HUD Secretaries haven’t had before.
These leftie elites just refuse to get it.