Ben Carson is Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
|1997||Carson gives commencement speech for Andrews University where he claims the Pyramids were built by Joseph from the Bible as grain silos. buzzfeed.com |
"...you know, it doesn't require an alien being when God is with you."
|2015.11.05||Carson defends his belief that the pyramids were built to hold grain. politico.com |
As Carson's support increases, so has media scrutiny of his past statements.
|2016.12.15||The Boston globe lists 13 high ranking members of Trump's cabinet who are staunch opponents or who have fought against LGBT rights. bostonglobe.com (See also Homophobia, LGBTQIA, Presidential Transition, Mike Pence, Ken Blackwell, Nikki Haley, Michael Flynn, Jeff Sessions, Tom Price, Betsy DeVos)|
The individuals are, Mike Pence, Tony Perkins, Ken Blackwell, Kay Coles, Ken Klukowski, Ed Meese, Betsy DeVos, Tom Price, Jeff Sessions, Ben Carson, Michael Flynn, Nikki Haley and Mike Pompeo.
|2017.01.12||Ben Carson, in a confirmation hearing, declines to rule out HUD grants to Trump properties. npr.org (See also Department of Housing and Urban Development, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.01.12||Democrats press U.S. housing nominee Carson on potential Trump conflicts reuters.com (See also Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development)|
|2017.01.12||Despite Senator Elizabeth Warren's repeated questions Ben Carson refuses to promise that no housing funds will benefit Trump. Carson is also accused of plagiarizing his opening remarks. theguardian.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Plagiarism)|
|2017.01.12||HUD nominee Ben Carson gives vague answers during confirmation hearing teenvogue.com (See also Department of Housing and Urban Development, Housing)|
|2017.02.18||Ben Carson is “baffled” and “speechless” when one of his most loyal aides is walked out of the Housing and Urban Development after an op-ed resurfaces in which the aide criticized then-candidate Donald Trump. buzzfeed.com (See also Department of Housing and Urban Development)|
|2017.03.07||Ben Carson tells HUD staff he could zap their brains into reciting whole books read 60 years ago. washingtonpost.com |
The insinuation that Carson could zap a patient into reciting, from cover to cover, a book read in 1957 was not true, experts said.
|2017.03.07||In his first official address Carson compares slaves to immigrants coming to ‘a land of dreams and opportunity’ washingtonpost.com |
Another misstep on race?