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  President-elect Donald Trump and Steve Harvey Speak to Reporters at Trump...  CSPAN  January 14, 2017 9:51pm-10:02pm EST

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-- it will be hard. it will be difficult. think this president-elect is a legitimate president. >> why is that? >> i think the russians participated in helping this man havelected, and they destroyed the candidacy of hillary clinton. i don't plan to attend the inauguration. willll be the first one i miss since i have been in the congress. -- was something that you feel is wrong. a big messageend to a lot of people in this country, that you don't believe he is a legitimate president. >> i think there was a conspiracy on the part of the russians and others to help him get elected.
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that is not right. that is not fair. that is not an open, democratic process. >> steve harvey was in new york city this week to speak with president-elect trump about housing and other programs that would benefit inner cities. afterwards, the two appeared in the lobby of trump tower to take questions from the media. pres.-elect trump: a great friend of ours. everybody knows steve harvey. everybody having fun? steve just came up to say hello. trump, how concerned are you that some of your cabinet nominees are speaking on capitol hill on issues like russia, iran, and the border wall. we want themrump: to be themselves. i told them to be your selves and say what you want to say.
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don't worry about me. i will do the right thing, whatever it is. i may be right, and they may be right. i said, be yourself. i could have said do this, say that. i don't want that. everybody ok? thank you. repeal and replace is going great. >> mr. trump? sir, what exactly did you discuss with mr. trump? i was invited here by the transition team, the trump transition team. it was a really good meeting. and thingsbout golf like that, people we knew, people in common, and then we
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.ot down to the crux of it all he introduced me to been carson, the new head for housing and urban development. we are going to team up and see if we can bring about some positive change in the inner cities, which i felt was my own agenda, and he agreed. he wants to do something. he realized he needs some allies in that department. he seemed really sincere about it. is definitely one, another one they want to start with is detroit. in allto do some things of the major inner cities to see if we can bring about some change and help these young people out, so that is why i am here. it was a successful meeting. he seemed really sincere. >> thank you, sir.
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steve: well, you know, not much up into politics. i ain't going to pass a background check. it's me following my friends like president obama, as he told everybody, get out from behind your computers and stop tweeting and texting and get out there and talk. so i stepped from my microphone and talk to the guy who will be the 45th president of the united states. i did what i was supposed to do. >> how did this come about? steve: the transition team from president obama and donald trump got me on the phone a week or so ago. no, i will be turning 60 on tuesday, and my wife is taking me far away, so i won't be at
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anybody's inauguration, because my wife said, no. on family feud, how about the obama's or the clintons? i would. i am handling everything pretty good. of course it is an honor to be invited to talk, and i think that is the only way we will unify our country. we have to talk. president obama said we have to talk. i really enjoyed the conversation. have any lingering things used to want to talk about, are concerned about? this, we got off to a great start. i think it could be the beginning of something.
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they thought i might be able to help. i know i have a big radio show, a lot of people listening every morning, so i have always been concerned about inner-city problems because there are huge problems. my mentoring program has been a part of this, and that is what i want to see happen. they are spot on with it. ben carson got on the phone, but i sat with president-elect trump and we laughed little bit. i have not been laughing that much over the past few days. me up on theeating internet right now for no reason, but that is life. we talked about golf, laughed about my score in golf, his score in golf. we talked about some of the friends we have in common, mark burnett, tv shows, things like that.
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i met his daughter. she was very sweet. so i think we are off to a good start. being do you move between a comedian and a spokesperson? steve: well, you know, their art two things in your life, your career is what you are paid for, and your calling is what you are made for, so i have a responsibility to the community to speak up for issues. they know where i stood on the election, but nothing has changed, but we have to talk, and i thought he was a great guy. aboutre has been a lot race, jeff sessions record in alabama, some things the president-elect said on the campaign trail about inner
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cities, are you going to try to work them out? >> you can start it with a conversation, so a lot about what people say, let's see what you do. he said he wanted to do something. you can't be better than that, so we will see. i have been put in contact with ben carson, which was great. i spoke with him. we are going to get something started, and they have a plan for the inner cities, but they need help, so that's why they called me. so we will see what i can do. >> do you support the sessions nomination? steve: i don't really know anything about it. hearing this week and some questions about whether he was on the right side of history. like: i don't really
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commenting on stuff i don't really understand. i'm hoping that these people can straighten it all out. i want to get in here and do my share. a good conversation, so moving forward on to be good. i appreciate you all. >> thank you. c-span continues to follow president-elect trump and his new administration on the road to the white house, sunday at from trumpastern tower in new york city, conversation with two key trump administration staffers, kellyanne conway and sean spicer talk about their new white house positions, their life and career in politics, and what we can expect from a president donald trump. first, we sit down with kellyanne conway, campaign manager and incoming white house counselor. >> donald trump has transformed
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the republican party and put that at the center, the worker. that is liberating. >> then, sean spicer on his new role as in coming white house communications director and secretary. even marlon fitzwater, everybody who helped this job has reached out and offered their advice and counsel, and it is a pretty humbling experience when you relies you are in a club of 30 people who have held this decision. at 6:35 p.m.ay eastern on c-span and c-span.org, or listen on the free c-span radio app. courts week, the supreme what oral arguments for level support schools are required to give students with disabilities.