Steve Harvey explained the reason behind his meeting with Trump and described the president-elect as “congenial and sincere”. The Family Feud host and the former Apprentice host sat down at Trump Tower on Friday.   

Steve Harvey met with Donald Trump on Friday, January 13, at the Trump Tower.
Photo: Associated Press

Television show host Steve Harvey got slammed for his meeting with Donald Trump on Friday. For example, actress Constance Wu, whom you can see in the comedy Fresh Off The Boat, tweeted that Harvey had a “small-brained perception of human love”:

 

Meanwhile, Lauren Warren wrote that he sold his soul:

 

Harvey explained on Twitter and on Facebook why he met with Donald Trump and how their meeting went. But before that, the TV personality emphasized that his initiative was inspired by former president Barack Obama, who “asked that all of us sit down and talk to one another in order to move our country forward.”

About my meeting with Donald Trump …

Posted by Steve Harvey on Friday, January 13, 2017

 

59-year-old Harvey is glad to have met with Trump, as he found him “congenial and sincere” in his interest in strategies for city development and ways to better urban communities. During their talk about helping with situations in the inner cities, Trump called Ben Carson and put him in dialog with Harvey. He added: “[Donald Trump] is very open to my mentoring efforts across the country.”

“I feel something really great could come out of this”, the Steve Harvey talk show host concluded, adding that he would meet again with Trump anytime.

Steve Harvey is just the latest celebrity to have met with the President-elect. Trump has previously had meetings with rap artist Kanye West, Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio and NFL players Ray Lewis and Jim Brown.