While the field of folks hoping to take down Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election becomes increasingly crowded, don’t think that Steve Harvey will be among those throwing his hat in the ring.
In the latest edition of “Rolling with Steve Harvey,” the “Family Feud” host addressed an audience member who shouted out that he should run for office — and compete against the guy he once met with to an uproar of response.
“I ain’t gon’ make the background check,” he says in response, to resultant laughter. “Matter fact, by the time y’all did up s–t I done done, it ain’t no way in hell you gon’ vote for me. It ain’t no way in hell!”
He went on to joke that he graduated high school with a 3.9 grade point average, which is what he said was the total for his 10th, 11th and 12th grade years after he averaged a 1.9 GPA each year.
“So, if you pull the transcripts, we gon’ have a problem,” he says. “Then, if you pull the credit report, we gon’ have another problem, ’cause I’ve had four social security numbers. It’s way too much s–t you gon’ dig up ’bout me. Yeah, I’d rather not run for president. I appreciate you saying it.”
But despite Harvey’s lack of interest in joining either the 20 Democratic candidates and compete against Sen. Cory Booker — among others — or the three Republican contenders, including former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld, fans say he’d have their vote if he did decide to run.
“I’d still vote for you! Can’t be any worse than what’s in office today….”
“We’d Vote for ya STEVE!!!💥💥💕💕😅😅”
“I would vote definitely, love you Steve❤❤❤”
“I’d actually register to vote if he were to run for office.”
“If I was an American I would would vote for you. Go for it Prsdent $Harvey.”
“Well, We want see it tell you’re in office, Then your in and we can’t impeach you ,your the President. The End.”
While Harvey isn’t interested in becoming the next commander-in-chief, he was interested in meeting with the current one in January 2017. At the time, Harvey sat down with Trump and spoke on the phone with Housing and Urban Development head Ben Carson about aiding inner cities.
Harvey later explained on “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” that he was “hurt” by the backlash, and by September of that year he said he had not spoken to Trump since their Trump Tower sit-down.