Bob Johnson, a media mogul and founder of the BET network, told CNBC Tuesday that President-elect Donald Trump offered him a position in his Cabinet at a meeting earlier this month.
“It was an easy discussion, because I wasn’t coming there on a job interview,” Johnson told CNBC said. “He hinted at something I could be interested in, and I quickly shut that down. It was a Cabinet position.
“But I can’t work for the government … because to me as an entrepreneur trying to work in a government structure where you got to go through 15 different layers of decision-making to get want you want done doesn’t fit my mold.”
Johnson also said he didn’t think Trump is a racist and that the president-elect will be looking for opportunities to work with African-Americans.