HUD Secretary Ben Carson apparently doesn’t know what an REO is

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On Tuesday, Housing and Urban Development (hud) secretary ben carson testified before Rep. Maxine Waters’s (D-CA) Financial Services Committee for the first time since Waters became the chair in.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was stumped during his Tuesday testimony before the House Financial Services Committee when asked by rep. katie porter, D-Calif., about foreclosure rates for real-estate owned, or REO, properties. Carson seemed unfamiliar with the term, confusing it with Oreo cookies.

Ben Carson Confuses a Cookie for a Real-Estate Term the HUD Secretary Should Know.. that Carson doesn’t know what he’s doing. porter asked carson about real-estate-owned homes – known as.

People working to end poverty and increase affordable housing in the United States were further dismayed last week by Ben Carson, the inexperienced new U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

"Do you know what an REO is?" Porter asked. "An Oreo?" Carson replied, apparently thinking of cookies. After that exchange, Carson said he would get Porter in touch with "people who do that" (deal with foreclosed properties) at HUD, though that was something she was already somewhat of an expert, having been California’s independent monitor of banks in a nationwide $25 billion.

I will pass on it as well since it is true that Carson actually is a brain surgeon, and a damn good one, and I am not going to imply that this highly accomplished black man is white "on the inside". No one said "Oreo" and one would be correct to assume that the Housing and Urban Development Secretary of HUD would be familiar with the term REO.

Every day I wonder if I’ve woken up in a bad Chevy Chase movie. I know, I know. "Bad Chevy Chase movie" is redundant. But the script today couldn’t have been more ludicrous. Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) had the misfortune of having to interact with HUD Secretary and sentient puddle of slug waste, Ben Carson during a hearing today.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson had a bit of a rough day on Tuesday. Carson appeared on Capitol Hill to testify before the House Financial Services Committee, and during questioning from the committee member.

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