As if the current administration didn't already have enough problems, secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson spent the better part of half an hour stuck in an elevator this morning. This all took place at the Overtown public housing complex in Miami, where Carson was set to meet former NBA star Alonzo Mourning to discuss low-income housing.
Mourning was supposed to meet Carson on the ground floor, and had to spend half an hour waiting as firefighters attempted to free Carson and his wife. And he didn't look super pleased...
Carson was eventually freed, much to the jubilation of Mourning.
He still looked pretty mad, though.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter found the whole thing a little more amusing.
I wanted Ben Carson stuck in an elevator to be an all day thing we could enjoy together as a nation.— Morgan Murphy (@morgan_murphy) April 12, 2017
The people who helped Ben Carson out of that elevator are creating a culture of dependency. Let him pull himself up out of this predicament.— #ResistCapitalism (@Delo_Taylor) April 12, 2017
"I'm not saying Ben Carson *deserved* to get stuck in an elevator, but..."— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) April 12, 2017
– Ancient African-American Proverb
Welcome to the hood Ben Carson, where old lady's can't take the elevators and must walk 15 flights of steps when the elevator is not working— Mr. Weeks (@MrDane1982) April 12, 2017
Ben Carson getting trapped in an elevator at one of the public facilities he is now in charge of is all the proof we need that Karma is real— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) April 12, 2017
That elevator is a true American hero if you ask me.