Ben Carson was mocked a year ago for having once said that Joseph of the Old Testament built the Egyptian pyramids to store food.

Republican Ben Carson. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Now it would take a pyramid to store the critics of his being nominated for secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Donald Trump announced his former GOP rival as a Cabinet pick Monday morning.

Only hours later, New Yorker satirist Andy Borowitz had a take on the would-be Bible scholar.

Borowitz wrote:

In his first public statement since Donald Trump chose him to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson said on Monday that the Bible “makes absolutely no mention of housing or urban development.”

Carson said that, when Trump initially asked him to accept the post, “the first thing I did was check the Bible to see if there was anything about housing or urban development in there, and much to my dismay there was not.”

“As you can well imagine, I did not want to be in charge of something that the Bible does not condone,” he said. “But then I realized that perhaps the Lord wants me to take this job so that I can banish housing and urban development from the earth.”

Reactions to the Carson nomination took off from there.

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