US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Jay-Z after the music mogul criticised the President for his disparaging comments about African countries.
“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!,” Mr Trump tweeted.
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
The President’s tweet follows Jay-Z’s remarks on the premiere of CNN’s “The Van Jones Show,” where the rapper addressed Trump.
“Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful. … he’s looking down on a whole population of people, and he’s so misinformed,” JAY-Z slams Trump’s “shithole” comment.
— CNN (@CNN) January 27, 2018
“It is disappointing and it’s hurtful. It really is hurtful, more than so … everyone feels anger but after the anger, it’s real hurtful,” Jay-Z said during the interview.
“Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful because it’s looking down at a whole population of people and it’s so misinformed because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything. This is the leader of the free world speaking like this,”Jay-Z said of Mr Trump’s “shithole” comment.
Jay-Z also labelled the President a “superbug”.
“You have sprayed perfume on the trash can,” he said.
“What you do when you do that is the bugs come. You spray something and you create a superbug because you don’t take care of the problem.
“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. And then now we have Donald Trump, the superbug.”