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Trump Meets with Black Celebrities

Retired football greats Ray Lewis and Jim Brown are among a handful of black celebrities who have met this week in New York with President-elect Donald Trump to talk about issues that include relationship-building with the nation’s African-American communities.

Lewis said his meeting with at Trump Tower with the president-elect also focused on job creation and economic development.

“He’s wide-open to really helping us change what hasn’t been changed,” Lewis said of Trump.

Brown, who supported Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, said he “fell in love” with Trump after meeting with him because “he really talks about helping … black people, and that’s why I’m here.”

Trump has also had meetings with music superstar Kanye West and Omarosa Manigault, who gained notoriety on Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice” and was director of his presidential campaign’s African-American outreach.

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