He might have 99 problems, but Donald Trump won’t be one! Hip-hop icon JAY-Z sat down for a rare interview on the premiere of CNN‘s The Van Jones Show which aired on Saturday, Jan. 27 where he discussed politics, social issues like racism in America, and he also spoke candidly about the President of the United States. But in true Donald fashion, he couldn’t control his Twitter fingers and POTUS directly responded to the rapper’s comments on social media, defending the progress he’s made during his first year in office.
“Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment [sic] has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” the 71-year-old tweeted on Sunday, Jan 28. “Our economy is better than it has been in many decades. Businesses are coming back to America like never before. Chrysler, as an example, is leaving Mexico and coming back to the USA. Unemployment is nearing record lows. We are on the right track!”
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
During his interview with CNN anchor Van Jones, Jay (real name: Shawn Carter) revealed his thoughts about the president, especially after the comments that Donald made earlier this month about not wanting immigrants from “s–thole” countries like Haiti and other nations in Africa to come to America.
“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,” the 48-year-old said.
But when Van brought up the point that Donald reiterated on Twitter — that he has helped the African-American community by decreasing the unemployment rate — Jay explained that those two things should not go hand-in-hand. “Because it’s not about money at the end of the day,” he said. “Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point.”