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Ben Carson (who ran for president) turns down White House job because he has 'no experience'

The Creationist retired neurosurgeon will not be joining Trump’s team.

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson.
Image: Gerald Herbert

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE Ben Carson has turned down a role in Donald Trump’s administration, reportedly because he has ‘no government experience’.

The Creationist retired neurosurgeon was tipped for a top job in the Trump White House but it’s now been confirmed that he will not be joining the team.

Carson’s business manager Armstrong Williams told the Associated Press that Carson has opted out of being considered for any cabinet or other administration positions.

Carson had been touted for the role of Secretary of Education but had not been formally offered a role.

Williams told AP that Carson “always knew that he could be more effective with the president-elect outside the administration.”

Speaking to news website The Hill, Williams also said that Carson did not feel adequately prepared for a role in government.

“Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency,” Williams said.

The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.

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