The Rev. Jesse Jackson says it’s hard to know what Ben Carson’s nomination as Housing and Urban Development secretary means for the nation’s inner cities because Carson’s background as a surgeon is unrelated.
Donald Trump says Carson is his pick to run the agency responsible for providing mortgage and loan insurance as well as state and local housing grants.
If confirmed, the retired neurosurgeon would be in charge of federal programs for rental assistance and public housing to low-income families, the elderly and disabled.
Jackson met with civil rights groups today in Washington. They want Trump to meet with them to discuss urban policies.