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Despite taking a W in the presidential election, the Republican party is still looking like a joke. The latest tragically comedic moment—Ben Carson says he has passed on a gig in Donald Trump’s cabinet due to his lack of government experience. 

Yes, this is the same Ben Carson who at one point was running for President of the United States.

Reports The Hill:

Business manager and close friend Armstrong Williams said Carson won’t join the incoming Trump administration and would only serve as an unofficial adviser.

Circa on Tuesday reported that Carson had been offered the position, citing Williams. But Williams told The Hill that no specific offer had been made.

“Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position, but everything was open to him,” Williams told The Hill in a phone call.

“Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he’s never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency.”

Think about that last sentence for a moment.

Donald Trump has never held office, hasn’t paid federal taxes in years and has left countless creditors in the cold. We didn’t even mention the racism, misogyny, xenophobia and bigotry. And Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon, says he cool on helping him out in an official capacity (but he’ll surely take a consulting fee check).

We couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried. And if we did, no one would believe it.

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