Sean Spicer: President Trump Is Confirmed as New HUD Secretary ... Psych, I Don’t Know What I’m Doing

Ben Carson (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ben Carson (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

On Thursday, shortly after Ben Carson was confirmed as secretary of housing and urban development, White House press secretary Sean “Spicy Facts” Spicer tweeted out this:

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Which proves what we’ve all known for quite some time: He’s this administration’s Barney Fife trying to solve a How to Get Away With Murder case. I mean, seriously, Spicy Facts is the worst. And while this administration continues to fall away at the edges, Carson—who, admittedly, has absolutely no experience relevant to running HUD other than almost but not actually living in a housing project as a child—is now in charge of the department.


According to the Washington Post, support for Carson followed party lines with a 58-41 vote in favor of the retired neurosurgeon who has no government experience. After losing the Republican nomination to President Valdimir TrumPutin, Carson said that he wouldn’t be taking a Cabinet position because he wasn’t qualified to run a government department.

But what has two little thumbs and no experience doing anything other than being a big racist and running America into the ground? This guy:

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

So, what does experience matter? In the end, a retired neurosurgeon “will oversee an expansive set of programs that provide assistance to low-income Americans and minorities seeking entry to the middle class. HUD’s annual budget for 2017 is nearly $49 billion, which is used for various government supports, including rental assistance, programs to mitigate homelessness and investments to combat urban poverty. HUD supports nearly 5 million homes with rental assistance,” The Post reports.

Clearly, we are all going to die.

Read more at the Washington Post.

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We need to stop being shocked that Trump is putting unqualified people in these positions because their whole objective is the deconstruction of the administrative state. Put simply, they don’t want these agencies run well. They want them gone.