Steve Harvey might be making questionable moves to become an ally for incoming president Donald Trump, but his wife Marjorie apparently has other plans for inauguration day.
The comedian, author, talk show host and businessman made waves across the Internet last week when the cameras captured him just as he was leaving a meeting with Trump on Friday. Stopping to speak to reporters briefly after pausing for an awkward photo-op with Trump, Harvey was candid when answering a question about whether or not his new-found common ground with the reality-star-turned-politician meant he’d be attending the Presidential Inauguration ceremony next week.
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As it turns out, Harvey revealed that he actually will not be in attendance for inauguration. He cited previous plans his wife Marjorie had already made to celebrate upcoming his birthday elsewhere as the reason.
“I’ll be turning 60 on Tuesday and my wife is taking me far away,” Harvey said. “So, I won’t be at anybody’s inauguration because my wife said no.” (Comments begin about the 4:00 mark in the video below.)
Amid much backlash from in and outside of the Black community for agreeing to meet with Trump, Harvey later took to Twitter to defend his decision and insist that transition teams on both sides invited him there to spark conversation about making positive changes in inner cities.
Given Trump’s non-existent track record where improving inner cities are concerned, paired with the fact that his incoming administration includes several individuals who have histories of embracing white supremacist ideals, many have expressed that they will continue to remain skeptical of his supposed plans no matter who the Republican politician manages to get in his corner.