"He's a greatly talented person who loves people!" Trump wrote in the tweet, which was sent from a Twitter web client rather than the Android device associated with his most unfiltered posts.
I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I've gotten to know him well--he's a greatly talented person who loves people!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
Ben Carson previously turned down an open offer to accept an official role in Trump's incoming administration, according to a report published by The Hill last week.
"Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency,” Carson ally Armstrong Williams told The Hill. “The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency."
Carson ran unsuccessfully for president in the 2016 GOP primary.