Just in time for Thanksgiving, President-elect Donald Trump continued stocking his cabinet on Wednesday, naming two new nominees as his one-time rival Dr. Ben Carson said he is still "thinking about" options to serve in the new administration.
In an exclusive interview on "The Kelly File," Carson, who is rumored to head the department of Housing and Urban Development, said "the offer was on the table," but that news should come out "in the next few days."
"There are a lot of things that were put on the table, and I am thinking about them," Carson said, referring to if he plans to serve in a role in or outside the government.
Earlier on Wednesday, Trump announced the choices of South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and charter school advocate Betsy DeVos to lead the Department of Education. All three cabinet positions require Senate confirmation before they become official.
The retired pediatric neurosurgeon, who had previously been rumored to be a contender for a job heading Veteran’s Affairs, Education or Health and Human Services, could appear at first glance as an odd choice for HUD. However, Carson wrote and spoke about the department and issues affected by its actions numerous times during his time as a primary candidate, and he also addressed some of what may soon face him in a Wednesday Facebook post that hinted at a HUD job offer from Trump.