It looks like Donald Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development — and the internet is not pleased.
Minutes after it was reported that Trump had offered Carson the job to head up HUD, critics on Twitter noted that Carson has no experience in the realm of housing development and that his experience as a surgeon might have made him better suited for a position such as Surgeon General.
More broadly, some critics said that Carson just isn’t fit for any cabinet position — especially since Carson’s own spokesperson said just last week that Carson is not qualified to run a government agency.
And as conservative pundit Amanda Carpenter notes, Carson said earlier this year that he believed that his own campaign may have just been a massive scam used by conservative consultants to line their pockets with money from gullible donors.
Hey, the guy who didn't know if the campaign he ran was a scam would be perfect to run HUD, um, right? https://t.co/SJopu7zi9Z
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 23, 2016
More choice reactions to the Carson pick follow below.
oh thank god. based on this tweet, it appears ben carson is going to hide in a cave for the next 30 years. https://t.co/WJjgAXICil
— maxwell (@maxwellstrachan) November 23, 2016
"Does the 'U' stand for Urban?"
"And Ben Carson is black?"
"Perfect! Urban guy, Urban houses!"
— James B McGarvey III (@jamesmcgarvey3) November 23, 2016
Is this a different Ben Carson than the one who said he wasn't qualified to run a federal agency?
— Mariska (@Mariska5378) November 23, 2016
BEN CARSON SEARCH HISTORY:
"housing + urban development + what is"
"fitting + in + white house cabinet"
"white house + cabinet + size"
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) November 23, 2016
— Herself (@EnglishElective) November 23, 2016
Ben Carson a week ago: My joining gov't would "cripple the presidency."
Ben Carson today: Hey watch what I could do to the gov't!
— Amy Spiro (@AmySpiro) November 23, 2016
"Sorry, this area is not zoned for paradise." – Ben Carson
— herecomesthefunk (@FunkManCometh) November 23, 2016
This is starting to look like Trump's Island of Misfit Appointees #bencarson
— Kathryn Montalbano (@katiemontalbano) November 23, 2016