President-elect Donald Trump said retired neurosurgeon and former GOP primary rival Ben Carson is under serious consideration to be the next secretary of housing and urban development.
“I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I’ve gotten to know him well — he’s a greatly talented person who loves people!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday.
Trump has previously said that he and Carson grew closer during the Republican primaries, despite Trump’s suggestion the doctor is a pathological liar.
Carson, who said he forgave Trump after the tycoon became the nominee, served as a major surrogate for the billionaire during the remainder of the presidential race.