Talking Points Memo
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson named his good friend’s son, a 29 year old with no apparent relevant experience, deputy chief of staff Wednesday, according to a CNN report.
“Alfonso Costa Jr. is a graduate of Yale, Oxford and Harvard Law,” spokesman Raffi Williams told CNN in a statement. “If his academic achievements are any indication of success, we are confident he will make significant contributions to the Department. The Secretary looks forward to having him serve as trusted and valued adviser.”
Per CNN, Costa’s father is Carson’s dear friend as evidenced by Carson’s testimony on Costa Sr.’s behalf when he was convicted of health care fraud.