Dr. Ben Carson was too decent a man for the bare-knuckled brawl of electoral politics but that as a patriotic American there are other ways that he can serve outside of holding elected office. Having made millions as a successful businessman, President-elect Donald Trump knows talent when he sees it and according to reports is about to name the good doctor as his Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

According to the Associated Press “Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary”:

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump’s decision, announced early Monday by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration.

In a statement, Trump says he’s “thrilled to nominate” Carson, saying he “has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”

Carson has been coy about joining the new administration, saying shortly after Trump’s election victory that he wasn’t certain he’d fit into a Cabinet-style role. The discussion at that time centered on speculation that Carson might be selected to head the sprawling Department of Health and Human Services.

Trump’s statement Monday says, “Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a presidency representing all Americans.”

Liberals and Democrats and their media allies will be driven to fits trying to maintain the phony Trump is a white nationalist bigot narrative after this appointment and it’s starting to look like the Trump administration will be one what will be a model of diversity.  While the leftist loons take to the streets in protest, launch bogus recount scams and wail in anger, the Donald continues to assemble a dream team that will begin fixing America.

Additional details forthcoming as story develops.

Originally published at Downtrend.com