Steve Harvey has learned a very valuable lesson–always listen to your wife.
Before meeting with Donald Trump in January, just days before the Inauguration, the talk show host was warned by his wife that he shouldn’t sit down with the President-elect.
“Now here’s the crazy thing: I’m suppose to be on a boat for my 60th birthday, so my wife says, ‘Steve just take off [and skip the meeting]. You’ll meet with him some other time.’ God, I should’ve listened,” Harvey admitted to The Hollywood Reporter.
Marjorie clearly had some insight that Steve didn’t because he revealed hat the public perception and response to his meeting was crushing.
“I didn’t see [the backlash] coming. Jesus,” he recalled. “It was so vicious that it really threw me. I was being called names that I’ve never been called: Uncle Tom. A coon. A sellout. Because I went to see this man?! Which only happened because my business partner got a call from the Obama transition team, who said that the Trump transition team would like to set up a meeting.”
The comedian turned talk-show host has gone on the record previously stating that the reason he wasn’t in attendace when Trump was sworn into office because his wife “wife said no” but it’s clear he should have listened when she advised him the first time.