The TV star, producer, radio personality, actor, author, comedian and fashion entrepreneur meet with President Elect Trump and people are already turning heads. In some eyes, people believe Trump is going to use Steve Harvey and other influencers in the black community as puppets to push his agenda. Other think this is just another opportunity for Steve Harvey to get more attention to sell his latest products to Trump's demographic. I think it could be bigger than that.
From the looks of it, Steve has been assigned to help the White House solve issues in America’s poor neighborhoods. According to Reuters, Steve is "teaming up with Housing Secretary-designate Ben Carson on [an] inner city initiative.” You know, the same Ben Carson who initially declined the role of Housing Secretary, allegedly because he felt he didn’t have the experience to run a federal agency. Since his training is as a neurosurgeon, it is safe to say he does not but I saw the film "Gifted Hands". Im sure he can learn it if its written in a book.
Steve shared a message on twitter on what his intentions were meeting with Trump. When Kanye and Jim Brown met with Donald I was kind of worried. Jim Brown has always been behind the community and Kanye is one of the most influential artist today and I know Donald could easy gain support of the black community with them behind him. History has shown us time after time, black celebrities would meet with politicians to get the people behind him, only for the politician to leave them when they need them. I'm very optimistic. Im going to do what I do best no matter who is the president. We didn't choose for this but what's done is done. Unless somehow Obama stays in office and decides to pull a "Wolf Of Wall Street" and scream that he's not leaving then let's hope for the best but study the past and prepare for the worst. If they can't help the community, its up to us to do it. The dude has already been elected as our president. The best thing is to hope these guys really do still represent the community and make changes thats needed that doesn't include gentrification.