Steve Harvey Gets Called A ‘Mediocre Negro’ For Meeting Trump And Saying, “Donald Trump Isn’t That Bad”
Name something Steve Harvey has done recently that is upsetting fans?
On Monday “The Daily Show” joined “Saturday Night Live” in mocking Harvey’s meeting last week with President-elect Donald Trump.
Harvey explained in an earlier tweet why he went to Trump Tower in New York.
He said both President Barack Obama’s and Trump’s teams requested he take the meeting and that he was placed in contact with Department of Housing and Urban Development nominee Ben Carson to discuss helping inner cities.
— Steve Harvey (@IAmSteveHarvey) January 13, 2017
CNN Don Lemon Tonight, Marc Lamont Hill Battles Bruce Levell ‘It was bunch of mediocre ‘Negros’ being dragged in front of TV as a photo op for Donald Trump’s exploitative campaign against black people. And you are an example of that.’
On his radio show Monday, he addressed the controversy of his meeting with the real estate tycoon inside Trump Tower. He was also mocked on Saturday Night Live.
“A lot of y’all hurt me. I didn’t expect the backlash to be so fierce,” Harvey said. “But I also understand that if I’m going to keep getting stabbed at, then at least while you’re stabbing me, you should understand my intent for even taking the meeting in the first place. I’m from the hood. I’ve been trying to do my part for years for boys and girls.”
Harvey’s wife, Marjorie, came to his defense.
“Doing the right thing sometimes isn’t popular…..but it’s okay,” she wrote on Instagram. “You always make me proud!”