"Our president (Obama) asked that all of us sit down and talk to one another in order to move our country forward," tweeted Harvey after his meeting with Trump and phone call with Dr. Ben Carson. "The transition teams on both sides asked me to meet and I'm glad I did. Ifound him in our meeting both congenial and sincere. Trump wants to help with the situations in the inner cities so he immediately got Dr. Ben Carson on the phone to put us together to begin dialog in looking at programs and housing to help our inner cities and he's very open to my mentoring efforts across the country. I walked away feeling like Ihad just talked with a man who genuinely wants to make a difference in this area. I feel that something really great could come out of this . . .I would sit with him anytime."
According to Harvey, he was invited by the Trump transition team. The Trump team confirmed that he was invited to speak with the President Elect. Although the White House has yet to confirm this claim, Harvey also said that he was urged by U.S. President Barack Obama to meet with Trump.
"It's just me following orders from my friend President Obama," said Harvey."He told everybody, 'get out from behind your computer, stop tweeting and texting and get out there and sit down and talk.'" The Trump team confirmed the invitation. The White House did not comment.