United States Housing Secretary Ben Carson confused a basic real estate term for a cookie
Business Insider reports that United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson confused a common professional real estate term with a cookie. Secretary Carson became confused about the basic real estate term "REO" during testimony in front of a congressional panel on Tuesday. Congresswoman Katie Porter asked Carson if he is familiar with REOs, which is a common abbreviation for the term "real-estate owned". Secretary Carson responded "An Oreo?" Porter quickly interjected, "No.