WATCH: Ben Carson Unfamiliar With Housing Term, Confuses It With OREO COOKIES


Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson appeared to think Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) was questioning him about Oreo cookies during his congressional testimony, when she was in fact asking him about foreclosure properties. CNN’s Erin Burnett speaks with Porter about the exchange.


  1. He was picked since he actually lived in public housing when he was young, not for his current involvement in housing or knowledge of terminology.