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

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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.




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  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.