Carson: I Want To Leave Government After ‘This Term’

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March 5, 2019 10:30 a.m.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said in an interview Monday that he’d like to leave government at the end of President Donald Trump’s current term.

“I will certainly finish out this term,” Carson told Newsmax TV’s John Gizzi.

Asked about Trump’s potential second term, Carson added: “I would be interested in returning to the private sector because I think you have just as much influence, maybe more, there.”

Carson later said in a statement shared with multiple news outlets:

“President Donald J. Trump hired me to do a job as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and we are making tremendous progress ensuring our most vulnerable citizens are empowered with a path to self-sufficiency. I always stand ready to serve this great president and the United States of America.”

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