Kanye West wasn’t the only pop culture figure who met with Donald Trump on Tuesday (Dec. 13). Former linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Lewis, and former fullback for the Cleveland Browns, Jim Brown, also stopped by NYC’s Trump Tower to speak with the President-elect.
What was their conversation about? Lewis implies that he spoke with Trump about economic conditions within urban communities.
“Urban development and job creation are everything,” Lewis said to the press after their meeting. “What we believe with the Trump administration is if we can combine these two powers of coming together — forget black or white. Black or white is irrelevant. The bottom line is job creation and economic development in these urban areas to change the whole scheme of what our kids see.” Lewis also mentioned that he believes Dr. Ben Carson was also the right choice for the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Jim Brown said that he talked to Trump about his anti-poverty initiative, Amer-I-Can, which has helped to create a better quality of life for over 30,000 former gang members. He also admitted he admired Trump’s skills throughout the campaign, election and its aftermath.
“When he goes through what he went through to become the president, he got my admiration,” Brown told CNN. “No one gave him a chance.”
The legendary Jim Brown! Take one off my bucket list. All class. pic.twitter.com/36ucWhSmP1
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) December 13, 2016
Jim Brown says he’s here to meet with Trump about “helping people”. Back of his cane says Cleveland Browns pic.twitter.com/lXNq1ajd2P
— Tal Kopan (@TalKopan) December 13, 2016
Ray Lewis and Jim Brown meet with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower: “We’re not here because of politics” https://t.co/kENBlJmiL3
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) December 13, 2016