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.
— Ben Carson (@SecretaryCarson) May 21, 2019
Rep. Katie Porter: "Do you know what an REO is?"
Secretary Ben Carson: "An Oreo?"
Porter: "No, not an OREO. An REO. R-E-O."
Carson: "Real estate?"
Porter: "What's the 'O' stand for?"pic.twitter.com/9dTw0xtNRm
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 21, 2019
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 21, 2019
One of Trump's weirdest decisions was making a world renowned surgeon the head of Housing instead of making him Surgeon General or putting him in charge of Health and Human Services. Just makes no sense at all. https://t.co/PG1pt7EBbv
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) May 21, 2019