The Irish newspaper The Irish reported on Wednesday that Steele is “best friends” with Chevy Chase.
The story, which was picked up by other outlets, was a reference to Steele’s comments at a panel discussion at the Detroit Economic Club in November, when he referred to Chevy as a “real good friend” of his.
Steele later said that he was referring to Chase’s role as a community development officer in Detroit.
In an interview with The Irish, Steele said that the relationship is a “positive” one, and that they “get along very well.”
“It’s very easy to be friends with a friend,” Steele added.
“I like the guy and he likes the guy.
We’re both great guys.”
Steele also said that his friend Chevy has an “excellent” relationship with the police department.
“He’s a good cop,” Stolee said.
“And I don’t think it’s fair that you guys [the Detroit police department] should have the authority to do this.
You know, you can’t just take anybody.”
Stolees comments come just days after Steele was asked about the possibility of Chevy as president of the United States, which has been discussed as a potential post-presidency opportunity for Steele.
Stoleeden told The Irish that he would be open to such a job if the opportunity came.
“It’d be great to be President of the U.S.,” he said.
Stelees statement came just days before the New York Post reported that the showrunner for CBS’ new comedy pilot, “Gotham,” had been fired from the show after the show’s writers said he did not support gay relationships.
The report said Steele, who is Jewish, was fired after the writers felt that his show was “too progressive for the times.”
“I have the utmost respect for Bob and his family and wish him all the best,” CBS executive producer Andrew Kreisberg said in a statement to The Huffington Post.
“As the show is written and is being produced, Bob will be involved in developing the script, including with a strong and open discussion about the future direction of the show.”
Stokes also told the New Yorker that he had never met Chevy Chase, and only recently discovered that he is Jewish.
Stokes’ comments came a day after Steeley’s comments about Steele sparked outrage among the LGBTQ community.
Steeleys comments have drawn criticism for being “offensive” and “bigoted,” as well as being “misguided.”
In a statement, Steeles spokesperson told The Huffington Press that Steele was “in no way condoning or condoning any hate-based behavior” and that he does not “support any type of hate.”
“Bob has been a good friend to many of us and we have had a wonderful time working together,” Steels spokesperson said.