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Fact or Fiction: Ben Carson confused a real estate term with Oreos?

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Posted at 1:48 PM, May 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 16:48:40-04

(KGTV) - Did HUD Secretary Ben Carson confuse the term REO with Oreo?


At a hearing on Tuesday, California Rep. Katie Porter asked Carson about disparities in REO rates.

REO stands for "real estate owned", a term for when a property goes into foreclosure.

But Carson mistook if for an Oreo before being corrected.

He later tweeted a picture of himself sending Porter a pack of Double Stuf Oreos.