It didn’t go well. The launch was barely publicized, denying the new HUD secretary news coverage as he visited his hometown of Detroit. In other cities, Carson praised programs targeted for budget cuts, a blunder that suggested he hadn’t been properly coached by staff.
This part irks me. Carson believes these programs work and publicly praises them, but only because his staff hasn’t coached their leader on the proper talking points.
We have very few leaders in positions of power — mostly just talking heads with advisors.