TV host Steve Harvey is the latest Black celebrity under attack for his recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump.
Harvey took to social media where he explained what the meeting was about following backlash from the Black community.
“Our president (Obama) asked that all of us sit down and talk to one another in order to move our country forward,” the host of Family Feud and The Steve Harvey Show noted in a statement posted to Twitter. “The transition teams on both sides asked me to meet and I’m glad I did.”
Harvey said that Trump “immediately got (HUD secretary nominee) Dr. Ben Carsonon the phone to begin dialog in looking for programs and housing to help our inner cities.” He added that the president-elect “seems very open to my mentoring efforts across the country.”
He added, “I walked away feeling like I had just talked with a man who genuinely wants to make a difference in this area. I feel that something really great could come out of this.”
Harvey’s bottom line? “I would sit with him anytime.”