Dr. Ben Carson’s Most Cringeworthy Moments

The "Oreo" incident is the latest in a long list of embarrassing gaffes from HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson. 😬

Dr. Ben Carson’s Most Cringeworthy Moments

Ben Carson, who is more known for his surgical prowess, made a real huge of a gaffe today on Capitol Hill. The Trump administration's Housing and Urban Development Secretary was testifying at a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing in Washington on Tuesday, and confused 'REO,' meaning HUD real estate owned, with 'OREO,' the delectable sandwich cookie that has two chocolate biscuits and creamy vanilla filling.

Carson was going back and forth arrogantly with freshman Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), and he asked if she was referring to an “Oreo.” Real estate owned or REO is a term used in the United States to describe a class of property owned by a lender—typically a bank, government agency, or government loan insurer—after an unsuccessful sale at a foreclosure auction.

“An Oreo?” Carson said in response to Porter’s inquiry, seemingly unsure if he heard her correctly. “No, not an Oreo,” the Democrat retorted. “An R-E-O,” spelling out the term for him. The exchanged continued, with Carson appearing to be ignorant of the phrase’s meaning. Carson eventually correctly guessed the first two letters stood for “real estate,” spurring Porter to ask, “What does the O stand for?”

“Organization?” Carson offered. Porter swiftly corrected him: “Owned. ‘Real estate owned.’ That’s what happens when a property goes into foreclosure. We call it an REO.” She then explained the concept to Carson, discussing how loans from the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) become REOs more frequently than those by Freddie Mac or Freddie Mae. Porter concluded that people with FHA loans are statistically more likely to lose their houses, which she then grilled Carson on.

Watch 6 other times Housing Secretary Ben Carson completely embarrassed himself.


05/23/2019 8:00 PM
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  • Darrell G.
    05/23/2019 20:06

    Lol, Reo Speed Wagon would have been a more appropriate mistake.

  • Brut
    05/23/2019 20:13

    According to Dr. Ben Carson, poverty is "a state of mind." �0

  • Jason C.
    05/23/2019 20:21

    you've got to think he's got alzheimers or the US education system leaves a hell of a lot to be desired

  • Frank M.
    05/23/2019 21:14

    He thought he was playing with her....he lacks any character or respect for anyone except for himself...just like trump...both arrogant jerks

  • Mel O.
    05/23/2019 21:37

    And trump and this guy are running the US government. How sad is it?

  • Peijal M.
    05/23/2019 23:38

    There’s consequences for having idiot like this as leader. Malaysia: lesson learn!

  • Linda L.
    05/23/2019 23:54

    Did he ever really perform surgery on a child? Somebody. Has obviously extracted his brain.

  • Linda L.
    05/23/2019 23:56

    No he is really this dumb.

  • Phyllis A.
    05/24/2019 01:45


  • Charlotte M.
    05/24/2019 03:48

    What is he on?

  • Ramon C.
    05/24/2019 04:08

    I hate when a prominent black man acts like a stupid. It only reinforces the stereotype, prejudices and misconceptions about us.

  • Lana L.
    05/24/2019 04:21

    give the guy a break Hes a Brain surgen not a realestate agent. Hes used to cookies in a lounge!!.

  • Pauline P.
    05/24/2019 04:52

    la gêne de baby Donald trumpo😉

  • Nancy W.
    05/24/2019 05:42

    Ben's high

  • Katrina L.
    05/24/2019 10:39

    Dr. Ben Carson is a neurosurgeon. There is no way that he is stupid. He is just not qualified for the job that he's in. Its obvious that he is just a token in Trump's cabinet.

  • Brian S.
    05/24/2019 10:47

    All of you morons calling Ben Carson stupid should look in the mirror to know what an idiot looks like!

  • Kathrine B.
    05/24/2019 12:21

    Bruh look high af

  • Matthew D.
    05/24/2019 13:30

    He's a brain surgeon 🤔 Or Actor

  • Richard E.
    05/24/2019 14:06

    i could have told you all DRs want is to make money. Most of hem in that profession to make money first last and always. Silly Ben sometimes profesion you choose not worth the money.

  • Gabriel F.
    05/24/2019 17:06

    regarde, mais surtout à 1:45 mdrrrrr