White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Wednesday that the President has a “great deal of confidence in Secretary Carson” after the Housing and Urban Development secretary fumbled an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee.
“He is doing a tremendous job and he’s very supportive of the work he’s doing over there,” Sanders added.
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Carson failed to answer specific housing policy questions at the hearing Tuesday, most notably being visibly nonplussed at Rep. Katie Porter’s (D-CA) questioning about foreclosures. When she asked his opinion on REO properties, aka “real estate owned,” he asked if she was talking about Oreos. Watch that exchange here.