President Trump Responds to Jay-Z’s CNN Interview & Gets Dragged on Twitter
Jay-Z was recently interviewed by Democratic Political Analyst Van Jones for his CNN talk show this weekend.
During the interview, they touched on President Trump and his recent negative comments about African countries. Jay expressed disappointment in the President and acknowledged that these things are said behind close doors.
Hip-hop legend Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter described President Donald Trump’s “s**thole countries” comment as disappointing and hurtful.
“Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful because he’s looking down on a whole population of people and he’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people,” he told Van Jones on the debut of his CNN program, “The Van Jones Show,” which aired Saturday on CNN.
Trump made those comments in an Oval Office meeting, according to some of the participants, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal to protect DACA participants. “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” he reportedly told senators on January 11.
Jay-Z later said Trump’s comments expose a larger problem of racism in this country and the way that people still talk behind closed doors.
“There was a moment when Donald Sterling had been exposed as this racist on a private phone conversation that he was having and they took his team from him,” Jay-Z said, referring to remarks made in 2014 by the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Afterwards, President Trump responded to Jay-Z’s criticism. He reiterated via his Twitter account that Black Unemployment is at its lowest level ever recorded. But, this led to many of his critics, including Van Jones, responding to the president and calling out the alternative facts.
Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
Someone needs to inform @realdonaldtrump that I ALREADY asked Jay Z whether black employment figures redeem Trump’s presidency. And Jay’s answer last night on the #VanJonesShow was POWERFUL !!! … Watch the VIDEO for yourself: https://t.co/7Sv3rHKkmW https://t.co/jbHpkKOM5o
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) January 28, 2018
Check out Jay-Z’s interview with Van Jones below.