Steve Harvey received a ton of backlash after he met with Donald Trump. He has since taken to his morning show to discuss his decision with his co-hosts and fans.
Steve Harvey says that he doesn’t agree with many of the policies brought forth by Trump and the Republican party, however by sitting at the table, he feels his input can bring about change.
However, Harvey’s co-host, Nephew Tommy, suggests that Steve shouldn’t meet with Trump ever again. “We not going back to no more of these damn tables,” said Tommy. “That’s it with these tables. It’s too much stress on us. You’re not going to have my uncle at the table no more. We’re not sitting at no coffee tables, no end tables, no card tables, you won’t even catch him at the buffet table.”
Harvey then, much like Chrisette Michele, compared his meeting with Trump to Barack Obama.
“After everything Donald Trump said about Barack Obama during his campaign, after everything he said after, when President Trump was elected, Obama invited him to the White House,” Harvey explains. “They met in a private meeting for an hour and a half. After all he has said about President Obama, he still left Trump a personal note at the White House for when he came in. After all he said about President Obama, he still patted him on the shoulder. Michelle still kissed Melania. After all he said about Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton was sitting at the inauguration, clapping for the same man.”
Steve Harvey concludes the segment by sending out a message to black people, specifically those who sat behind a computer and criticized him for meeting with Trump.
“I’ve been on this earth 60 years. Half y’all talking about me ain’t been on this earth no time and don’t know what we had to do to even get here. But you sit behind your computer like you really all that and you type about us and you don’t even know us, now talking about me. Let me leave you with this, this is my final message. This is to my people, the ones who want to hear this, in the words of the Temptations: ‘I know you wanna leave, but I refuse to let you go. If I gotta beg and plead for your sympathy, I don’t mind because it means that much to me.'”