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Dr. Ben Carson plans to leave President Donald Trump's administration at the end of Trump's first term in office. Carson was appointed secretary for Housing and Urban Development after his failed 2016 presidential bid.

Carson announced his decision to return to the private sector in an interview with Newsmax TV that aired on Monday.

"I will certainly finish out this term," Carson told Newsmax host, chief political columnist John Gizzi. "I would be interested in returning to the private sector because I think you have just as much influence - maybe more - there."

Gizzi asked Carson how often he spoke with the president in the past 3 years.

"It depends on what's been going on, but basically anytime I need him, he's very available," said Carson.

Gizzi also asked Carson to comment on the House testimony given by Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen last week.

"I think Cohen is trying to ingratiate himself to the people who hate Trump," Carson said. "I've never seen anything that even remotely would remind me of racists, and believe me, I recognize a racist when I see them."

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Carson is currently the only Black member of Trump's cabinet after Trump fired Omarosa Manigault Newman, left, in 2017.

The former brain surgeon was heavily criticized after it was reported he planned to decorate his office with a $31,000 dining set.

Photos by Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Pool/Getty Images

  • Lorna

    So what's for lunch? I'm having whatever soup is on deck at Whole Foods, I hope there is clam chowder today.

  • T Willis

    Drumpf kicking all the nuccas out of his cabinet lol

  • Pitty Patty

    Bye coon.

  • Ryan

    "and believe me, I recognize a racist when I see them."

    I don't believe you, sir. But I do understand fleeing the ship.

  • Nik
  • Nik
  • MNjumpoffacliff

    As if he'll be missed. What did he do besides order expensive office furniture???

  • Trace da Ace

    chile...I had meatless nuggets and sweet potato fries.....trying to eat "healthier" and other changes for lent.....

  • Trace da Ace

    awww house negro finally realizes messing with Dump will get him nowhere.......bye bye Benny.....

  • WinterIsComing

    I’m still trying to figure out how he qualified to run HUD just because he lived in the projects 45 years ago.

  • Nik

    "As if he'll be missed"
    *********************************
    That just tickled the hell out of me!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Lol

  • Nik
  • Yoni7

    Bye ugly.

  • Nik

    That sounds so much better than my measly bowl of oatmeal. Le sigh.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Lol ???

  • Yardgirl

    I had made to order Ramen noodles soup with chicken and vegetables. Deeeelish!!

  • Trace da Ace

    Yoni, I totally read that in a Joseline Hernandez voice....lmao

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    You know ain't nam one of em resigned. Lol

  • Yardgirl

    I remember when I was so proud of Dr Carson, waaay before he started working for Agent Orange and showed us who he really "IS" Buh-bye Dr Coon dum-dum.

  • Trace da Ace

    ps....why does the pic above looks like he is trying to cough up a hairball ??

    oh...question....did he make ANY changes/improvements for HUD during his tenure????

  • Alextra Ballard

    Who cares...this nugga ain had no bizness up in their to begin with. Gon Somewherez Ben and leave alla dat expensive funiture behind.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Crackin up

  • EasyBreezy

    a DOUBLE--- WHO CARES?

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    I remember being in awe of Rudy G circa 2001 and what a crock of shyt he turned out to be all along.

  • onelove

    SO! BYE!

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    You support his lies and coverups you can get a jawb.

  • Yardgirl

    Exactly!! SMH

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Take a medical doctor who has ZERO experience in housing, or urban development... and made him head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Only in Trumpworld would something like that make any sense.

  • WinterIsComing

    So true.

  • Renee26

    Go on back to your proper lane Ben

  • Passion

    I forgot all about this one, where he been? Bye slow talking......

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I guess his tap dancing isn’t working.

  • Passion

    Token

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Guess he got tired of Melania confusing him with Uncle Ben.

  • WinterIsComing

    No lies detected

  • Nik
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Go home now! Go to Chick-fil-A or something

  • Nik

    No, she knows who Peter is. LMBO!!!!!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Blue Cross should be scared to let him back in an operating room. No way he should touch a Black person's brain now!

  • Topic Influencer

    I aint know his uncle Tom ass was still there.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Never has one man done more harm to the very agency that help him get where he is in life.. I would be ashamed to even have been a part of that but I guess his heart cant handle it anymore but the damage is already done !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Topic Influencer
  • Yoni7

    Put this away....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I'm finally at a loss for words.

  • Topic Influencer

    She need to put that overbite away FIRST

  • Nik
  • oshh16

    This man was so respected once,SMH was it worth it dude???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL!

  • Nik

    I think many of those titles in da Big White House are vanity titles.

  • Trace da Ace

    yeah I was thinking the same thing.....

  • samuel severino

    Love the double speak.
    If Trump has Blacks around him they are tokens and props.
    If he doesn’t have Blacks around him, he is a racist.

    Got it.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I need to go back to bed. At first glance I thought that said ti!ties l0l!

  • Trace da Ace

    lost my last breath on that comment!!! LMBAO!

  • Nik
  • Trace da Ace

    yes....please go have a 10 min "power/re-up" nap to get your mind right...lmao!!!

  • samuel severino

    He isn’t respected anymore because?

    He is a neurosurgeon?
    Because he can make millions in the private sector?
    He ran for presidency?
    Or the hood doesn’t eff with him?

  • samuel severino

    That is funny. Good one. ????

  • samuel severino

    ???

  • rory
  • Nik

    LOL! Made the lady's hair stand up!

  • Yardgirl

    What in the hell???????????

  • samuel severino

    Let me make sure I understand you clearly -

    A brilliant NEUROSURGEON could not figure out how to anything else besides save lives?

    ????????????

  • Kanyade
  • samuel severino

    So all of his decades of experience are now invalid because he worked for an administration you do not support?

    Or just let him save Asian, white and Hispanic lives only?
    ?????

  • Rayne

    I sound better than that in the shower ? every morning singing Cecelia penniston ?????

  • Nik

    Why did I hear this in your voice and I never even heard your voice? LMAO!!! I am rolling!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Only got to 0:27. My ears are now bleeding and I'm sending you my Dr.'s bill. ????

  • Yardgirl

    So funny I do the same thing too?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Oh, Ben.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    ??

  • Sandra

    I forgot all about him shows how effective he was.

  • PlayerP
  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Lawd!
    He either hates or loves her.

  • Yardgirl

    Preacher lost it!!???? They sent him a T-shirt. Fix it Black Jesus!!

  • PlayerP

    Would you let an ASTROPHYSICIST operate on your brain? You gotta be pretty smart to land a job in that field. They should be able to figure it out, right?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Why would trump hire a black man if he hates black so much

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Coon, bye!

  • Karen Brady

    Well don't let the doorknob hit ya...

  • Li-Wright

    What has he done?

  • Trey

    Uncle Ben?

  • Nik

    Too funny!

  • WinterIsComing

    Lololol

  • Karen Brady

    Chuckling real hard with my lips pursed together cuz I'm tired.

  • Karen Brady

    As in CeCe? LMAOOOOOOOO. If so you went formal honey!

  • Nik

    Thank you! Just because a person is intelligent doesn't mean they are proficient in everything.

  • Blue
  • Blue

    Hahahahaha

  • Blue

    Bwahahahahaha.

  • Sushi

    Child no she did not...

  • Leigh Burton

    Hopefully Donald Trump will also leave at the end of his first term!

  • Blue

    Did you say she got Star Spangled Chompers?

  • Rayne

    ?? das the one! ?

  • MoneyMillz

    BLU PHI

  • MoneyMillz

    Forgot all about him

  • Dun Dilly

    Ben did his 4 yrs, now it's book tour time.

  • Yui

    Every time I see him I think about that white woman singing Ben to him during the campaign. ? it was awkward

  • Question Everything

    Bye troll

  • Question Everything

    Bye troll. Everyone ignore these posts.

  • Question Everything

    Russian troll farm post

  • Lady_Elle

    What???

    1.He decorated that office with nice furniture!
    2.Helped shake HUD's piggy bank to fund other GOP initiatives!
    3.A great deal of other "important" stuff... I can't think of any but I sure there were lots of things.

    rofl

  • Ghost

    My question too....

  • Wreckognize Game

    He will not finish this term because 45 will fire him shortly. You can’t quit him, he will get rid of him 1st.

  • Kimocha

    Lmaooo!!!

  • Kimocha

    Honey chile.., Lmaoooo!!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-PHI!
    SO SWEET!

  • hi-liter

    Bye.... Should have kept your legacy as one of the first great African American neurosurgeons, not a Sambo in the Dump administration that spent tax payer money on expensive furniture.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Hopefully Donald Trump will leave before the end of his first term.

  • Jazzy

    You don't understand racism do you?

  • Jazzy

    Because he will not call a racist a racist.

  • MoneyMillz

    U Know

  • ClaireHuxtable

    We don't know what he was actually doing at HUD for the last 2 years! Could be brain implants on Section 8 tenants.

  • Jethro

    Make that ONLY term.

  • Liah

    We don’t care...We took his card 3 years ago??

  • Logan Roberts

    Bye ashy ?

  • Renee Bee

    Someone needs to check on Ms. Candy. Whatever will she do now?
    That wife of his coveted the position more than Uncle Ben. I'm sure she was the one who ordered that expensive furniture.

  • hottlanta

    This is the funniest funky dineva When he said his wife Candy wears a synthetic wig and the Republican Party is a fool to think we don't know the difference I was dead dead dead.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeVzXTkAHvU

  • reddfoxxy16

    Byeeeeeeeeee!

  • reddfoxxy16

    My thoughts exactly..

  • SugaChel

    I work for HUD and I actually like him. Hes done some great things for us. Dont believe the hype.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Ok since you work for Hud . What has he done that you like so much ???

  • SugaChel

    Us (meaning HUD employees): early dismissals, bonuses, new work stations (double moniters), laptops for take home use, new building wifi, etc... hes made our work environment more proficient easier & better than any other head. As far as program funding for housing, nothing's changed much, no better or worse job than those any other head.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    Thats all great but that may not be something he did but was in the budget to happen before he even came. I have worked in corp America accounting to know these things are planned years in advance to make sure the companies can produce enough products and get to the company on time.

    I am talking about the actually people that are using the Hud services .. What has he done to them but made things harder to get them services.

  • Jersey Girl

    That part!

  • Pamela

    FOH coon.

  • deadellamore

    BOY BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrea Williams

    Good!!!! He never should have been put over HUD in the first place.

  • Psychic Lulu

    Idk why this tickles me everytime some one says it??

  • Gina W.

    Of course. He doesn't know what the hell he's doing. How is he going to turn down the HHS position for which he was better qualified due to his credentials but take over HUD for which he didn't have an ounce of knowledge? So disappointed in Carson. He is NOT the same man we saw and read about in 'Gifted Hands'. Outside of the medical arena he sounds very uneducated and buffoonish.

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