HUD Secretary Ben Carson apparently doesn’t know what an REO is

Ben Carson confused over ‘REO’ and ‘Oreo’ mix-up. When the Housing Secretary’s exchange with Rep. Katie Porter went viral, "The View’ co-hosts discuss if he knew the answers to the HUD.

HUD secretary Ben Carson is making a joke about his not knowing the difference between houses seized by banks and sandwich cookies. During a House Financial Services Committee hearing Tuesday.

 · HUD Secretary Ben Carson mistakes real estate term for ‘Oreo’ during hearing.. Carson apparently misheard the term as "Oreo," the popular sandwich cookie.. "Do you know what an REO.

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson didn’t seem to know what a congresswoman was. When the property doesn’t sell at auction, it becomes Real Estate Owned (REO.) Carson, a retired.