The former neurosurgeon allegedly fell asleep in the middle of a personal briefing with President Donald Trump, prompting the dismissal.
Carson, who ran for president in the last GOP primaries, is well known for looking sleepy in public.
It appears that this is the first time that he has fallen asleep in the middle of a meeting with Trump, however.
The newly-minted bureaucrat need not worry about employment following the news.
Sleep science centers from around the country have bombarded the physician with lucrative offers of employment.
Carson was not available for comment after the news of the termination but a spokesperson confirmed that the high-profile Adventist planned on getting a full 24 hours of rest this Sabbath.
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