The retired neurosurgeon’s adviser, Armstrong Williams, told the news agency that Carson will not consider any such positions because he has no experience overseeing a federal agency. “Dr. Carson doesn’t feel like that’s the best way for him to serve the president-elect,” he explained further.
His name has floated as a possible candidate to head the Department of Health and Human Services. However, Armstrong told The Hill that Carson “was never offered a specific position, but everything was open to him.”
Although Carson has put himself out the running for a post, Armstrong told Reuters the retired physician plans to maintain his friendship with Trump and advise him from outside the White House.