President-elect Donald Trump greets Robert Johnson, right, the founder of Black Entertainment Television, and his wife Lauren Wooden as they arrive Sunday for a meeting at Trump International Golf Club. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Bob Johnson, founder of BET, asked African-Americans on Monday to give President-elect Donald Trump a chance, citing the real estate developer’s business experience.
In an interview with CNBC, Johnson, an avowed Democrat, professed to knowing Trump for years. The former Hillary Clinton supporter seemed confident that African-Americans could find common ground with the incoming Trump administration, especially where the economy is concerned.