Steve Harvey said that Donald Trump “immediately got Ben Carson on the phone to begin dialog in looking for programs and housing to help our inner cities. …seems very open to my mentoring efforts across the country. 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.”

Following criticism over his racial remarks about Asian men on his television show, Harvey said after the meeting with Trump, “They’re kind of beating me up on the Internet right now for no reason, but that’s life, isn’t it?” Meanwhile, Carson showed up before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday. In the same way as other of Trump’s bureau picks, he’s been condemning of the office he would like to lead.

The 65-year-old rose from a devastated youth in Detroit to go to Yale and the University of Michigan Medical School, lead the pediatric neurosurgery office at John Hopkins University and later battle for the Republican presidential selection.

After Trump won the race, Carson disputed when at first got some information about a conceivable bureau post, referring to his absence of involvement in government or running an elected office. At the point when examined by Ohio’s Sen. Sherrod Brown, Carson clarified, “My theory is that we can expand individuals’ base wages by expanding open doors for them and making a situation where those open doors exist instead of misleadingly attempting to change it.”

Whenever Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inquired as to whether Carson could guarantee her that Trump’s land organizations would not benefit from HUD ventures, he contended, “If there happens to be an extraordinarily good program that’s working for millions of people and it turns out that someone that you’re targeting is going to gain $10 from it, am I going to say ‘no,’ the rest of Americans can’t have it?”