Five Things That Could Happen During HUD Secretary Ben Carson’s Miami Visit in October 2019


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When Ben Carson was in Miami two years ago, he was stuck in an elevator in an apartment complex in Overtown. The Secretary for Housing and Urban Development went on a national “listening tour” on public housing estates weeks after his confirmation for 2017.

It seems Carson’s subsequent trips to affordable housing complexes in the Miami area have gone smoothly, but it’s only a matter of time before more high jinks follow. The HUD secretary – one of whose greatest achievements is calling Obamacare the worst since slavery, saying the Holocaust wouldn’t have been so bad if the Jewish people in Nazi Germany had been armed, and transgender women with “big, Hairy Men “- returns to Magical City today for the Miami Real Estate Showcase & Forum of the Real Deal, where he will speak for approximately 20 minutes.

What Carson will say about the city’s infrastructure, affordable housing, and the biggest threat to real estate – sea level rise – is everyone’s guess. As for the headlines we might see later today, the possibilities are endless. Here is a list of our most outrageous predictions:

Ben Carson is taped chairman and unable to take the stage at the Miami Real-Estate Event

A difficult situation for everyone involved.

After steep budget cuts at the HUD, Carson auctioned Painting the Self with Jesus

Talk about idolatry.

Ben Carson refuses to return to the real world after trying virtual reality glasses at the Miami Real Estate Showcase


Ben Carson says [Insert Something Terrible About a Marginalized Community] During the Miami visit

Come on – don’t tell us you weren’t expecting this one.

What do Ben Carson and Miami area cops have in common? Fall asleep in places where they don’t …

Ben Carson wrote everything about the times when he fell asleep at the wheel. It happens, Ben, even the local cop at work.

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Alexi C. Cardona is an employee at Miami New Times. A native of Hialeah, she is happy to be home writing about Miami’s weirdness after working for the Naples Daily News for four years.

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