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BET Founder Robert L. Johnson Pitches Trump Economic Strategies

One idea on the table was to establish an Office of Urban and Minority Affairs in the White House

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    President-elect Donald Trump, left, stands with BET founder Robert Johnson at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J.

    As President-elect Donald Trump builds his White House team, one of America's most powerful black moguls was among the high-profile names who visited him on Sunday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, NBC News reports. 

    The private club, set on nearly 600 acres complete with a helipad, was the setting for a discussion that Robert L. `Bob' Johnson— chairman of The RLJ Companies, and co-founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET)—had with Trump and several members of his inner circle.

    Johnson said that he outlined a series of economic strategies that have the potential to uplift African-Americans across the board, including tax incentives to lure corporations back into inner cities and create jobs and putting more money into African-American banks and ensuring they have ample capital in order to lend and promote community development. 

    Another idea on the table: establishing an Office of Urban and Minority Affairs in the White House.

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