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Family Feud host Steve Harvey hired high profile crisis control expert Judy Smith after meeting with President Donald Trump.
After Trump’s sexist remarks and recent implementation of the Muslim ban, many fans were outraged at this interaction.
Harvey went on to explain his decisions on Twitter, claiming he felt President Trump had genuine intentions to make a difference after their surprise meeting. He has also stated that he “feels something great could come out of this.”
Branding and crisis communications expert Scott Pinsker has stated that while Steve Harvey is under hot water, his reputation is still salvageable.
“He’s accumulated an awful lot of goodwill over the years, and doesn’t come across as a mean-spirited person. That’s not the Steve Harvey brand,” Pinsker says. “It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but aligning himself too closely with Trump will actually pose a greater PR risk, because it incentives certain members of the public to make an example out of him. It’s a little perverse, but aligning yourself with the president is now a greater PR risk than offending an entire ethnic group.”
Until now, Steve’s reps have declined to comment on the crisis, neither did they return Fox News request for comment.