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Comedian Steve Harvey met with President-elect Donald Trump on Friday

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Comedian Steve Harvey, the host of 'Family Feud,'  'The Steve Harvey Morning Show,' and the Steve Harvey talk show met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Friday. 

Trump has been meeting with a wide range of people since he was elected president, including Democrats and Republicans as he works to shape his agenda. Harvey told reporters after the meeting that the it was set up last week after Trump's and Obama's transition team reached out to him so they could discuss helping inner cities. 

Trump escorted Harvey to the lobby where he introduced Harvey by saying, "great a friends of ours Steve, everyone knows Steve Harvey."


Harvey told reporters that the meeting started off with a discussion of golf and mutual acquaintances, but quickly transitioned to a discussion of how to help inner cities.

Harvey said, "it was a really cool meeting."

Some on Twitter reacted positively to the meeting.

Others were upset at Harvey for meeting with the president-elect. 

Trump got HUD secretary-designate Ben Carson on the phone for some of the meeting so they could have a more in-depth conversation about how they can help inner cities. Harvey told reporters that he is, "going to team up to see if we can bring about some positive change in the inner cities. "


Harvey said that Trump "wants to do something," to help the inner cities and "that he needs some allies in that department and he seemed really sincere about it."


Harvey highlighted Chicago and Detroit as cities that Trump and Carson intend to focus on. 


As for why he agreed to meet, Harvey said, "It's just me following orders from my friend President Obama who said, Steve you gotta, as he told everybody, get from out behind your computers stop tweeting and texting and get out there and sit down and talk. So I stepped from behind my microphone and I talked to the guy who is going to be the 45th president of the United States."

Harvey called it a "successful meeting." Adding that he is trying to, "bring about some change and help these young people [in the inner cities] out."

Trump took one question from reporters about his cabinet nominees disagreeing with his past statements during their confirmation hearings telling. He told reporters, "We want them to be themselves. And I told them be yourself and say what you want to say. Don't worry about me. I am going to do the right thing whatever it is, I may be right and they may be right."


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