Steve Harvey joins the growing list of Black folks to cry abandonment after the Black community criticized his dealings with President Donald Trump.
The comedian/game show host was asked by Trump to advise brain surgeon, Ben Carson on how to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. After the meeting at Trump Towers in NYC the two shook hands and confirmed the meeting to the press.
“On a personal note, a lot of y’all hurt me,” he said on his radio show. “You really did. I didn’t expect the backlash to be so fierce… I have an obligation to take a seat at the table when invited.”
Adding, “Change can only happen if you sit at the table. If you’re not at the table you can’t even… suggest what we should be doing. Therefore, it was very important for me to take the meeting. The only way we can heal the divide in this country is through conversation… If I’m going to keep getting stabbed at, then at least while you’re stabbing me, you should understand my intent for taking the meeting in the first place.”
While he wasn’t in attendance for Inauguration, other Black folks to come were Chrisette Michele performed at the ceremonial dinner and Floyd Mayweather was spotted at the swearing in and dinner. Maybe Harvey should call them for consolation.