“Sitting down with the President is something I’ve always dreamt of doing, and I am honored to have the opportunity,” Harvey said of the interview, which is scheduled to air on his daytime talk show next week. “I’m grateful to President Obama for welcoming me and I’m thrilled to share this experience with all my viewers.”
During an interview with NBC Washington, the media mogul said he focused questions around the POTUS’ personal life, and not politics.
“The greatest moment in that interview for me was he was talking about his grandmother, who he misses so,” the King of Comedy revealed. “She passed in her eighties and my mom passed in her eighties and I said to the President, I heard a rumor that your grandmother and my mother have met and that they are on the front row watching us right now. That was a really cool moment between me and the President and it meant a lot to him too, so I felt pretty good about that.”
“I’ve met him before but this interview is a little different,” he explained. “I think I talked to him the way most people don’t talk to the President. I told him I wanted a man on man interview. I don’t care about the politics, it’s not important to me. Look, he’s a great guy. There is a section of people that don’t agree with what he does, and then there are those of us that get it so I don’t have to go into that again. I said, let’s talk about family, let’s talk about the wives, let’s talk about Christmas, let’s talk about those girls, we’ve got girls the same age, and how he felt about fatherhood.”
The full interview airs on the “Steve Harvey” show December 20th.
Congrats on the monumental moment in your career, Steve!