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Jay-Z Criticized Donald Trump, The President Returns Fire

by VVN Music

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to criticize comments made by Jay-Z.

The rapper and mogul was the first guest on the new Van Jones Show on CNN where, among many other subjects, he spoke about the job that the president has been doing.

On the subject of his "shithole" comments about African nations, Jay-Z said "Everyone feels anger. After the anger, it’s really hurtful because he’s like looking down on a whole population of people. You are so misinformed because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything."

Jay-Z then spoke about what he considered to be racist comments by Trump and compared them to LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling who was forced to give up his team in 2013 after saying his wife was "associating with black people".

While the president did not directly address the comments about Africa and Haiti, he did point out his record on black unemployment. "Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!"

It is true that the unemployment rate for African Americans is very low at 6.8%, breaking an April 2000 record of 7.0%; however, how much Mr. Trump is responsible versus the fact that there has been a steady downward trend since a high of 16.8% in March 2010, is in question.

Jay-Z did, in fact, address the current economy during his Van Jones interview, saying it's not just about the money. "To give him a little bit of credit too, he is somebody who is now saying, look, I’m growing – I’m dropping black unemployment. Black people are doing well under my administration… He may say terrible things, but putting money in our pockets. Does that make him a good leader? No because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money is not — money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings, then — that’s the main point."