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Ben Carson throws wife under the bus: she’s responsible for 31K dining set

HUD Secretary Ben Carson

The Housing and Urban Development Secretary has been under fire for his new dining set with a $31,000 price tag.

His response? Blame it on his wife.

Tuesday, Carson claimed during a Congressional hearing that it was his wife who chose the now infamous dining set.

“Ben Carson on that $31,000 dining set: ‘I left it with my wife…the next thing I …heard …was this $31,000 thousand dollar table had been bought,'” CBS reporter Katie Watson tweeted.

The former presidential hopeful claims he has no idea about the final price tag until it became an issue in the news.

“I was told the dining room set needed to be changed. I said, “Why?” “Because people are being stuck by nails, a chair collapsed with somebody sitting in it, it’s 50 years old.” I said, “OK, we can potentially do that.”

I asked my wife, also, to help me with that. They showed us some catalogues. The prices were beyond what I wanted to pay. I made it clear that that just didn’t seem right to me. And I left it with my wife, I said, “help choose something,” but I said, “the money that is gonna be used, we need to take care of the deputy secretary’s office, and whatever is left over, take care of the dining room furniture.”

It was very important to do that, and I realized that, but I had so many other things to do at that point. I had no assistant secretaries, I had no deputy secretary, I was running from place to place dealing with a lot of important issues so I really wasn’t concerned about furniture.

The next thing that I, quite frankly, heard about it, was that this $31,000 table had been bought. I said, “What the heck is that all about?” I investigated, I immediately had it canceled. Not that we don’t need the furniture, but I thought that that was excessive.”

This explanation makes it seem like Carson is being blamed for something he took no part in. HUD also made a similar statements, essentially saying Ms. Carson is the one who took part in the selection process.

Despite the united front that’s being presented, according to CNN emails dating back to August show both he and his wife chose the table.

While some may find it silly to split hairs over furniture costs, the timing of this controversy is especially awkward because HUD is currently seeing major budget cuts, leading others to question why such an expensive purchase would even be allowed in the first place.

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Comment by mr1stroke on March 21, 2018 at 10:12am

he will be president in 2020, niggers are so retarded they vote for every one but the person who can truly help, we saw what happened to Bernie Sanders, negros run the other way and left him, when he said he would provide free colleges and raise minimum wage to $15 the niggers repeat the same thing that those rich white people including your precious Hillary Clinton who did not like him, were saying "you cant give everything for free, who is going to pay for it" than Hillary Clinton turned around and told niggers the samething when they cheated bernie and forced him to drop out lol, niggers are cursed and retarded i just sit back and laugh every time they are complaining, now we have a ne candidate in NY who did something incredible yesterday that in a long time many candidates have done, watch them run away from that candidate, where are the intelligent negros if you are so educated you should know who im talking about right this moment, and thats how i make ngeros look stupid 

Comment by mr1stroke on March 21, 2018 at 10:06am

lol who else is he going to throw under that bus but her, she is his only friend, aint no one else around him not even those white folks he is sucking in, niggers are going to be niggers, that negro is in position of improving urban life especially housing, you have people on TV crying for heat and hot water to NYCHA, but he spending big money on furniture, this is how negros are being sold, dont forget the head of NYCHA were both black lol, good job Benny 

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