Jim Brown says he looks forward to working with President Donald Trump to help “inner city people” and it doesn’t matter what Kanye West does.
On Thursday, the NFL Hall of Famer told TMZ that if he can help poor people by working with Trump he plans to do just that and wouldn’t comment on Kanye, who scrubbed his Twitter account this week of any mentions of Trump. Both men met with the president at Trump Tower after the election to reportedly help those in urban communities.
“His seat is a great seat of power,” Brown responded. “The president won his position. He is president.”
“If he can give me respect, I sure can give him respect,” he added. “And if I can go to have him help poor people, inner city people … then why shouldn’t I do that? But I don’t comment on what Kanye West did or anybody like that, that’s their business.”
The former Cleveland Browns great founded the “Amer-I-Can” program in 1988. According to their website, the goal of the program is to “help individuals” and improve their “quality of life” by giving them the tools to do so.
“The program goal is to help enable individuals to meet their academic potential, to conform their behavior to acceptable society standards, and to improve the quality of their lives by equipping them with the critical life management skills to confidently and successfully contribute to society.”