Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson’s visit to Miami got off to an up-and-down start as he got trapped in an elevator.
Carson was stuck in the elevator for around 20 minutes on Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported. He was finishing up his visit to Miami’s Courtside Family Apartments with Miami-Dade County Public Housing Director Michael Liu when they and five other people got trapped in the elevator.
Carson also met with former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, whose nonprofit co-developed the complex. Mourning was late to the event and did not get caught in the elevator.
The HUD secretary was in good spirits after being let out of the elevator. At his next stop of the day at another apartment building, he jokingly asked if they had a key for the elevator before getting on, the Herald reported.