Donald Trump 'Seriously Considering' Ben Carson for HUD Cabinet Position

PHOTO: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with former presidential candidate Ben Carson as he receives his endorsement at the Mar-A-Lago Club on March 11, 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida. PlayJoe Raedle/Getty Images
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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.

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.”

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