Ben Carson, the embattled director of HUD has come under fire recently for ordering a 31K dining set for his office.
He has tried to redirect the inquires about his spending by pointing out that other directors of other agencies have spent more than him on other extravagances as well.
He has cancelled the order, which brings up the question as to where he is supposed to put his Chinese take out containers, or the bottles of Diet Coke he keeps on hand in case President Trump stops by.
Dr. Carson has offered an alternative to the 31K dining set, and has asked if a 30K dining set would be okay instead.
Apparently the original designer had been offering a Groupon deal, for which his wife, Candy Carson, jumped at when she saw it in her email. The coupon had been stuck in red tape at the HUD office, and was not applied correctly. The coupon is for ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS OFF DESIGNER FURNITURE FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS and was a special running in December of last year.
The Carson's will gladly donate the coupon to HUD to help off set the expense of the dining table, "Which is still not as nice as the one at their house," adds Dr. Carson.
"Everyone needs to eat," stated a spokesperson for the Carson's. Secretary Alex Azar from the Department of Health and Human Services had no comment about the claim that "everyone" needs to eat.