Steve Harvey Just Can’t Stop Caping for the President

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Steve Harvey just won’t stop caping for President Vladimir TrumPutin. At this point I’m fine with the Family Feud host being traded for a future draft pick, and I feel safe in saying his cookout credentials have been revoked.


It’s not that you can’t come to the cookout, Mr. Harvey; it’s just that said cookout will be at capacity once you arrive and your name will be purposely left off the list, because it will be funny watching you stand outside with your linen short set and wicker hat trying to figure out what went wrong.

Well, let me tell you. Harvey took to his radio show Friday morning to blast Snoop Dogg’s video in which he points a gun at a TrumPutin impersonator.

It wasn’t just that Harvey, who met with 45 shortly after he took office, took offense at the artistic portrayal of Snoop’s lack of caring about TrumPutin; it was the lengths he was willing to go to to chide black America once again for not respecting the office of the president.

“The problem with all this [criticism of Trump] is, is that there is an office in this country called the ‘president,’ and you have to respect the office,” Harvey said. “You really do. Whether you want to or not. You have to respect the office. They got laws.”

The Root writer Michael Arceneaux put it best in his piece “We Owe Donald Trump as Much Respect as He Gave Us During His Run for President,” in which he writes:

My black ass doesn’t owe Trump a damn thing. The same goes for anyone else in this country who is not white, straight and male—or, you know, a white woman who supported Trump and cares far more about preserving the privileges of being white than about any of her autonomy being stripped because of gender. Like many pundits who have been wrong this entire time, [New York Times columnist Nicholas] Kristof cites Trump’s lack of knowledge and experience as reasons to question the sincerity and likelihood of his building that wall he speaks of, bringing law and order to the nation (its blacks), and fulfilling other campaign promises that pleasured white nationalists in their most private places.

Trump has no ideology, but he campaigned on bigotry and has a strong record on it. Trump also has the support of Republicans in Congress, who are very much aware that their newfound control of every branch of government has a lot to do with his success. Paul Ryan has already confirmed that. They owe Trump, and he knows it.


In short, we don’t owe Trump anything, but keep singing his praises in your ill-fitting, 1997-NBA-draft-edition suits. Just don’t forget that you’ve built your empire on the backs of black people, so don’t be shocked at how fast we can turn on you.

You can listen to Harvey say “They got laws” in a slave voice here.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.



I look forward to CNN’s new show “Why’chall Give ‘em a Chance?” starring Van Jones and Steve Harvey.

But this tho...

but keep singing his praises in your ill-fitting 1997 NBA draft edition suits.

Me. Dead.