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Ben Carson turns down Trump Cabinet post because he doesn't have experience

Dr. Ben Carson (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Famed neurosurgeon and former presidential candidate Ben Carson is reportedly not interested in serving in President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet because he doesn't have any experience running a federal agency.

"The President-elect offered him [Carson] anything he wanted to do," Armstrong Williams, Carson's business manager, told Circa.

"But in the end he didn't want anything," Williams added. "His background didn't prepare him to run a federal agency."

Multiple outlets reported that Carson had been offered the secretary of health and human services post.

It was just eight months ago that Carson struck a much different tone, however. He spent months throughout the Republican presidential primary trying to convince voters that he was the best choice to become the most powerful man in the free world.

In a November 2015 Facebook post, Carson addressed a question "that seemed to be asked by many people."

The issue is experience. Several people ask what they should tell their friends when people say “I like Carson but he has no political experience."

You are absolutely right — I have no political experience. The current Members of Congress have a combined 8,700 years of political experience. Are we sure political experience is what we need?

Carson suspended his campaign for the presidency in March. Carson endorsed Trump for the nation's highest office one week after dropping out.

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