Gladys Knight‘s husband says President Biden straight up instructed them he did not have quarter-hour to speak with them about what they see as an enormous downside … Black companies being handed up for presidency contracts.
The singer and her husband, William McDowell, joined us on “TMZ Reside” Monday and defined their expertise attempting to nail down a gathering with Biden … which has thus far confirmed not possible, a lot to their chagrin.
Keep in mind … Gladys has been attempting to fulfill with Biden since 2021 — she needs to get a authorities contract so her firm can present PPE to the general public — and her husband says he lastly cornered Biden within the White Home and was instructed the assembly wasn’t going to occur.
Biden offered Gladys with the Nationwide Medal of Arts final week, however her husband says when he introduced up the assembly to POTUS he was instantly shut down.
Gladys and William are adamant they are not searching for a authorities payday or handout right here … they are saying Biden’s refusal to fulfill with them is an instance of a a lot bigger downside … Black companies regularly coming in final for federal contracts, which they really feel is a civil rights situation.
It is an issue Gladys says just isn’t distinctive to Biden, although … she says the feds have all the time been unfair to Black enterprise homeowners, relationship again to when JFK was in workplace … at the least in her expertise.
The problem right here although … Gladys and William say the Biden Administration is speaking about eager to create a degree taking part in discipline, however actions aren’t backing up phrases.
Gladys and her husband inform us they went by all channels to attempt to get to Biden … working their Democratic contacts in D.C. and even going to Biden’s right-hand man … however it’s all been for nothing, and so they can not help however marvel if Biden merely does not care.