Ben Carson Won't Serve in Trump Cabinet

November 16, 2016

Neurosurgeon and former GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Monday that he wouldn't accept a position in a Donald Trump cabinet.

Carson, who had been rumored as a potential pick for secretary of education or secretary of health and human services, does not feel he has the proper government experience to run a federal agency, according to a spokesman.

“He has no interest in a cabinet position, or any position in the administration,” the adviser, Armstrong Williams, told Politico.

Carson launched a bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination last year before all but officially dropping out in March. Later, Trump announced that Carson would play a major role advising his campaign on education issues.

Despite his medical background, Carson is a creationist who has said the theory of evolution was inspired by the devil. He has also said that, if he were president, the Department of Education would monitor university campuses for "extreme political bias."

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