Trump Responds To Jay-Z’s “Superbug” Comment With Black Unemployment Taunt
President Donald Trump basically told Jay-Z that he has 99 problems but black unemployment isn’t one.
“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, black unemployment has just been reported to be at the lowest rate ever recorded!,” President Donald Trump wrote via his Twitter page this morning. Yes, Trump has “come for” Jay-Z after the multiple Grammy nominated rapper was interviewed on Van Jones show on Saturday night.
Jay-Z was asked whether Trump’s demeanor and actions, including his “shithole countries” comment, were important given the state of the economy. “No, because it’s not about money at the end of the day,” Jay told Jones. “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.”
And even though Trump is accurate in saying that black unemployment is at a record low, the decline began under former President Barack Obama and the rate continues to be higher than overall employment, a disparity that has endured for decades. The conversation then turned to Trump’s “shithole countries” comment where Jay was adamant about how those words made him feel.
“Everyone feels anger. After the anger, it’s really hurtful because he’s like looking down on a whole population of people,” Jay-Z said. “You are so misinformed because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything.” He would then go on to compare Trump’s remarks to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling’s racist comments in 2013. “That’s just how people talk behind closed doors.” Jay-Z said that Sterling’s punishment “avoided tough conversations,” which lead to someone like Trump getting into power.
“You have sprayed perfume on the trash can. What you do, when you do that is the bugs come and you spray something, and you create a superbug because you don’t take care of the problem,” he said. “You don’t take the trash out, you keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, you create a superbug. That superbug now resides in the Oval Office.”