Radio and TV persona Steve Harvey defined to C-SPAN that the Barak Obama and Donald Trump presidential transition groups invited him to the New York Metropolis assembly with the forty fifth President of the USA. “It was a extremely cool assembly,” he stated. “We talked about golf and issues like that and folks we knew, individuals in frequent, after which we obtained right down to the crux of it. He is launched me to Ben Carson, who’s now the brand new Head of Housing and City Improvement.”
Harvey stated he believed his solely agenda for the assembly was to advertise “optimistic change within the inside cities,” and he aimed to take action by partnering with Ben Carson to determine STEM studying facilities in inner-city colleges that had already or have been susceptible to closing. When Harvey spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, he stated Trump had Carson on the cellphone inside minutes of Harvey sharing his plans with the president.
Nonetheless, the comic additionally stated the backlash afterward was extra swift than anticipated. “I didn’t see that coming. Jesus,” he informed The Hollywood Reporter. “I used to be being referred to as names that I’ve by no means been referred to as. … I am speculated to be on a ship for my sixtieth birthday, so my spouse says, ‘Steve, simply take off [and skip the meeting]. You will meet with him another time.’ God, I ought to’ve listened.”