Speed Reads

because who else would get trapped in an elevator today

Ben Carson got trapped in an elevator today

Hump Day is not treating Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson too kindly. On Wednesday, Carson spent 20 minutes trapped in an elevator while attempting to tour an affordable housing complex in Miami.

Carson was reportedly trapped with his wife, so at the very least he had someone to talk to while suspended in an inter-floor limbo.

Eventually, with the help of some firefighters, the secretary was retrieved:

President Trump has proposed cutting the HUD budget by more than $6 billion, although Carson dismissed concerns, assuring that once Trump introduces his infrastructure bill, "I don't think that there's going to be anybody who needs to worry about being thrown out on the streets."

Being trapped in an elevator, though, is of course a different story.