Donald Trump asked Steve Harvey to counsel Ben Carson on the most proficient method to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development. After the meeting at Trump Towers in NYC the two shook hands and affirmed the meeting to the news press.
Amid his radio show, Harvey said “On a personal note, a lot of y’all hurt me. 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. 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 participation for the Inauguration, there were other Black performers that went to the ceremony. Chrisette Michele was one of the entertainers at the formal dinner. Reports say that Floyd Mayweather Jr. was at the ceremony and dinner.