Announcement Date: October 12, 2017

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) asked Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson about President Trump’s partial ownership of Starrett City, which receives federal subsidies, during a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing. “Do you think it’s appropriate that the president and his family are profiting from federal government funding intended to support low-income families?” Rep. Waters asked. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for public officials in general to do that,” Secretary Carson responded.