Steve Harvey: My wife told me not to meet with Trump, I should have listened
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Comedian Steve Harvey said he ultimately regrets his decision to meet with President Trump, saying he should have listened to his wife's advice not to attend the meeting.

"Here's the crazy thing: I'm supposed 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 told The Hollywood Reporter.


Harvey, who interviewed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBon Jovi to campaign with Biden in Pennsylvania The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 spending wars | Biden looks to clean up oil comments | Debate ratings are in Biden gets late boost with key union endorsement MORE during the campaign, met with Trump in January at Trump Tower before his inauguration. 

Former President Obama's transition team facilitated Harvey meeting with Trump, according to the comedian. 

The two television stars discussed urban communities, and even chatted with Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTo end homelessness, follow the science Ben Carson attended indoor fundraiser where attendees didn't wear masks: report Building the Dream: We're in This Together MORE, Trump's pick for secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

However, Harvey received intense backlash for meeting with Trump. 

"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," he said. 

Harvey said he and Trump have not been in contact since the meeting.