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Steve Harvey, Battling His Own Racism Controversy, Visits Donald Trump

Family Feud host and comedian Steve Harvey—amid controversy for his comments on Asian men—met with President-elect Donald Trump on Friday at Trump Tower in Manhattan. Harvey has faced public backlash since earlier this week when, on his syndicated talk show, he mocked a book about dating Asian men by saying a white woman’s one-word response to such an arrangement would be “No,” before mimicking a black woman saying, “I don’t even eat Chinese food, boy, it don’t stay with you no time. I don't eat what I can’t pronounce.” Following their Trump Tower rendezvous, Harvey told reporters that he was invited to discuss his concerns about “inner-city problems,” and was joined by HUD secretary nominee Ben Carson via the phone. He also said “we talked about golf... talked about TV shows.” And when asked about his current controversy, Harvey dismissed it, saying, “They're kind of beating me up on the internet right now for no reason, but that's life, isn’t it.”