*The man in charge of HUD, Dr. Ben Carson, is trying to make amends with his wife, Candy, for apparently throwing her under the bus … yes, he blamed her for the $31,000 furniture boondoggle he dealing with. However, in the clip above, he may have just dug a deeper hole.
TMZ caught up to the HUD Secretary Thursday morning on Capitol Hill, and straight-up asked him what he had to say to women who feel he shamefully put all the blame on his wife when Congress grilled him about the pricey dining room set … bought with taxpayer’s money.
Carson deflected our question at first, making it clear the furniture’s been returned … which we already knew. We persisted with a more personal question about the pieces his wife picked out, and gotta hand it to him — he fired off the best response possible … under the circumstances.
Still, the ultimate judge of this clip will be Mrs. Carson. If the homefront looks anything like his Congressional hearing, Ben might wanna invest in a new couch.
But of course HE’LL have to pony up the money to do it. But, like they say, that’s his problem. 🙂
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In other news, Kevin Hart is not quite the charmer he thought he was as far as LeBron James is concerned. Yep, he thought he could take LeBron out for a Philly cheesesteak and convince him to take his talents to Philadelphia, but you already know the answer. Apparently, LeBron is not a cheesesteak fan.
Hart was leaving an event at UCLA and was asked by the TMZ guy if he’s tried to recruit his buddy, James, to drop kick Cleveland and join Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid in the city of brotherly love.
Kevin says he definitely put on for his hometown, trying to get LeBron to make a move … but that LeBron’s response was not very promising.
“He said kiss his ass.”
Hart said he only sweetened the deal with $40 bucks (c’mon Kev), but when we asked seriously he says no city has a real shot at LeBron, because Hart believes he’ll stay put.
“I don’t see him leaving, other people think he will … I don’t see him going nowhere.”
That’s certainly not good news for Lakers fans who have been wishin’ and hopin’ that LeBron would … well, you know.