After President-elect Donald Trump tweeted today that he's "seriously considering" Dr. Ben Carson for a cabinet position -- Secretary of Housing and Urban Development -- following their meeting Tuesday at Trump Tower, the retired doctor's adviser said he will weigh the option.
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Carson adviser Armstrong Williams told ABC News just one week ago that Carson would not be accepting a cabinet position because he didn't feel prepared to run an entire agency due to lack of government experience. But today, Williams said that Carson, who has had a close relationship with Trump after dropping out of the race for president, will think about the president-elect's requests.
"Dr. Carson has tremendous respect for the president-elect and will always consider whatever request the president-elect makes of him," Williams told ABC News after Carson's meeting with Trump.
When pressed for details about today's meeting, Williams said Trump's tweet speaks for itself.
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
A week ago, Williams said that the only way Carson would accept a cabinet position was if Trump could not find anyone else.
Carson echoed that sentiment in an interview with the Washington Post last week.
"I’ve said that if it came to a point where he absolutely needs me, I’d reconsider. But I don’t think that’s the situation with these positions," Carson told the Washington Post. "Having me as a federal bureaucrat would be like a fish out of water, quite frankly.”