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Ben Carson took to Fox Business to explain why he thought he was asked about Oreos

Ben Carson took to Fox Business to explain why he thought he was asked about Oreos
Thursday 23
5:3 2019

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson seized the opportunity during a Wednesday morning interview on Fox Business Network to explain a blunder that took the media for a spin Tuesday afternoon. While appearing in front of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) quizzed Carson on the meaning of the acronym “REO.” “An Oreo?” the secretary asked, referring to the popular sandwich cookie made by Nabisco; Porter kindly restated the three letters. Then, Carson took a shot at the answer. He guessed incorrectly, answering, “Real estate e-organization.” (REO stands for “real estate owned.”) [Ben Carson misheard a ...

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Washington Post : Ben Carson took to Fox Business to explain why he thought he was asked about Oreos

Summary: Ben Carson mixed up a real estate term with an Oreo cookie. "I was having difficulty hearing," he explained.

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