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Steve Harvey will team with Ben Carson to work on an inner city initiative under Trump

Actor and comedian Steve Harvey announced Friday he will be teaming with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to work on an inner city initiative under President-elect Donald Trump, Reuters reports. Carson is Trump's nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a contentious choice due to his lack of relevant experience. Harvey hosts Family Feud and The Steve Harvey Morning Show, and hosted the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, in which he famously announced the wrong winner.

"It's not my jump into politics, I ain't going to pass a background check," Harvey told the press after meeting with Trump in Manhattan on Friday. "It's just me following orders from my friend, President Obama, who said, 'Steve,' as he told everyone, 'get out from behind your computers, stop tweeting and texting. Get out there and sit down and talk.' I stepped from behind my microphone and I came and talked to the guy who is going to be the 45th president."