Ben Carson notes reveal he’s ‘not happy’ with White House official: report

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonState AGs condemn HUD rule allowing shelters to serve people on basis of biological sex Biden cannot keep letting Trump set the agenda The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump heads to New Hampshire after renomination speech MORE unintentionally indicated that he is not satisfied with the White House’s Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) after his notes were visible to reporters at a Trump 2020 campaign event on Friday, Bloomberg reported

Ahead of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It ‘isn’t worth the paper it’s signed on’ Trump ‘no longer angry’ at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE’s remarks at a Black economic empowerment event in Atlanta Friday afternoon, Carson spoke at a podium while holding a piece of paper with typed out statements that at one point became visible to reporters. 

“I am very loyal to you and after you win I hope to stay in your administration,” the notes said. “I am not happy with the way PPO is handling my agency.”

According to Bloomberg, Carson did not read those remarks publicly at Friday’s event. 

The PPO is responsible for vetting presidential appointments and hiring candidates to work throughout the White House’s various agencies. 

The office is led by John McEnteeJohn (Johnny) David McEnteeOPM chief abruptly resigns Meadows joins White House facing reelection challenges Trump administration hires another college senior for key role MORE, Trump’s former personal assistant who had been fired in 2018 for undisclosed reasons. Trump brought McEntee back on to oversee the PPO in February. 

In some of the images of Carson’s notes tweeted by reporters on Friday, a line appeared to say, “I like John and respect what he is doing, however I am sensing a severe [illegible] of trust,” with Carson’s microphone blocking the illegible words.

 

The White House declined to comment when contacted by The Hill. The Department of Housing and Urban Development did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

Carson has continuously vocalized his support for Trump and the president’s reelection, challenging claims that Trump is racist in his address at the Republican National Convention last month. 

“President Trump does not dabble in identity politics. He wants everyone to succeed and

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Aleasha and Ben Mawhinnew’s bathroom renovation named one of Australia’s best DIY projects of 2020

Inside Australia’s best DIY project of 2020: Couple transform their children’s nursery into a luxury hotel-style bathroom complete with a double shower and marble-top vanity

  • Aleasha and Ben Mawhinnew transformed their son’s nursery into a sleek ensuite
  • The couple from New South Wales completed the renovation for roughly $3,700 
  • They used hardware from Bunnings and accessories from Kmart and Target
  • Bunnings has ranked the renovation one of Australia’s best DIY projects of 2020

When Aleasha and Ben Mawhinnew started renovating the spare room of their New South Wales home in early 2020, they had no idea it would soon be named one of Australia’s best DIY projects of the year.

After their six-year-old son Nate outgrew his nursery, the couple from Shellharbour, south of Wollongong on the NSW South Coast, decided to convert the space into a luxurious ensuite.

The result is a hotel-style bathroom – complete with a double shower, monochromatic tiles and a marble-top vanity – fitted with bargain buys from Kmart, Target and Bunnings that cost just $3,700 for everything from toilet to tapware.

Bunnings has featured the Mawhinnews handiwork in its roundup of ‘Australia’s best DIY projects of 2020’, which recognises the country’s greatest home transformations ‘from simple makeovers to full-on renovations’.

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New South Wales couple Aleasha and Ben Mawhinnew transformed the disused nursery of their Shellharbour home (pictured)

Into this luxurious, hotel-style ensuite for $3,700

New South Wales couple Aleasha and Ben Mawhinnew transformed the disused nursery of their Shellharbour home (left) into a luxurious, hotel-style ensuite (right) for $3,700

The renovation completed by the Mawhinnews (pictured) has been named one of 'Australia's best DIY projects of 2020'

The renovation completed by the Mawhinnews (pictured) has been named one of ‘Australia’s best DIY projects of 2020’

‘It’s everything we dreamed it would be, it says ‘us’ all over!’ Ms Mawhinnew, a 31-year-old childcare teacher, told Daily Mail Australia.

She said the project took roughly six months to complete, with most of the work being done on weekends as the couple held down full-time jobs while chasing two lively children around.

‘Two kids, work and life in general made it to tricky to complete,’ Ms Mawhinnew said. 

Some of the heavy lifting was done with help from friend Jimmy, a plumber, and Ben’s ‘handyman’ father Mark, but Ms Mawhinnew said her 32-year-old cabinet maker husband deserves credit for ‘nearly all’ of the renovation. 

The couple’s budget breakdown

Hexagon tiles, grouting, shower head and tapware, toilet, hand towel ring and toilet paper holder – $2,500 from Bunnings

Rectangular wall tiles – $300 from ColorTile Port Macquarie

Fan, wall light, hook and shower screen – $550 eBay 

Linen and soft furnishings – $200 from Spotlight

Bathroom accessories and toiletries – $50 from Woolworths 

Laundry basket – $50 from Target

Miscellaneous accessories – $50 from Kmart

Vanity – secondhand from Facebook marketplace (repainted)

Total: $3,700

Budget savvy Ms Mawhinnew spotted this secondhand vanity for sale on Facebook marketplace

And revamped it with a coat of forest green paint

Budget savvy Ms Mawhinnew spotted a secondhand vanity (left) for sale on Facebook marketplace, and revamped it with a coat of forest green paint (right)

The couple bought their toilet, tapware and hexagon tiles from Bunnings

The couple bought their toilet, tapware and hexagon tiles from Bunnings

‘Ben has literally made my vision

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