Dr. Ben Carson has no desire to serve in a Donald Trump administration.
Carson adviser Armstrong Williams said, “He has no interest in a cabinet position, or any position in the administration.”
Carson has been frequently mentioned as a possible Health and Human Services or Education secretary. But Williams said Carson believes he can better serve President-elect Donald Trump as an outside adviser, given Carson’s lack of governing experience.
“Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position [in the administration], but everything was open to him.” Ultimately, Williams said, “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.”
“No government experience”. That’s pretty telling, since Trump has no government experience either.
Although it is odd that Carson cites not having government experience as a reason to bow out, the man did run for PRESIDENT.
Carson ran for the 2016 Republican nomination after becoming a conservative icon for his harsh criticism of Obamacare. After dropping out of the race, Carson became an enthusiastic supporter of Trump.