Trump Hits Back At Jay-Z Over “Shithole” Comment

The New York Daily News reports:

President Trump took a swipe at Jay-Z after the rap icon referred to the commander-in-chief as a racist “superbug.” The rapper blasted Trump a day earlier for allegedly referring to Haiti and some African nations as “shithole countries” during a meeting on immigration.

“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 said on CNN’s “The Van Jones Show” in an interview that aired Saturday.

Jay-Z, whose birth name is Shawn Carter, said the remarks played into a bigger conversation on racism that needs to happen in America. “You don’t take the trash out,” he said during his CNN interview. “You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and then, you know, as those things grow, then you create a superbug.”

  • PickyPecker
  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    You and your policies suck !

  • Tomcat

    Oh I see, NOW we are allowed to believe unemployment rates. Thanks Repugs.

    • Right, I thought those numbers were fake news? Well, until they’re not, apparently. Surprise!

      • margaretpoa

        Not to worry. When Trump’s great tax redistribution kicks in and the unemployment rate soars, they will be “fake news” again.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
  • bkmn
  • Boreal

    Our republic reduced to a Banana republic by troll preznit who cant govern and spends its time insulting others like a schoolyard bully.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Karl Dubhe 2

      That is rather disturbing…

      • GayOldLady

        It’s really disturbing to Melania.

    • AmeriCanadian

      It’s the most realistic yet. Truly.

    • Acronym Jim

      I had no idea Jabba was only 239 pounds.

    • JCF

      It’s insulting to Our Carrie though.

  • ted-

    This country became a shithole after he came in the white house

  • Boreal
    • medaka

      Palantir Talkingstone?

  • Fifth-and-a-Half Element
  • Scout

    I read that all the news sites retweeting Trump’s quote just helps him get his message out there, and is what he wants.

    • safari

      His plan is to wear everyone down. It is his nature.

      At this point I just want to fund the damn wall so he’ll shut up about it. But that’d be giving into the toddler.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        Only thing I want to fund is his captivity

      • GayOldLady

        If he builds it the next generation will take care of the goddamn wall×1024/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-/2016/11/16/658/n/37139775/704decb4582c71c9e1f2b3.60451648_edit_img_cover_file_42714116_1479247135/i/Young-Protestor-Mexico-Wall-Sign-Viral-Photo.jpg

        • JCF

          …and even if the money is appropriated, between normal project delays, and (more importantly) ENVIRONMENTAL LAWSUITS, the wall may never get built.

          If the Democrats MUST compromise to save the Dreamers, I urge them to do so re THE WALL, and not re family reunification (slurred as “chain migration”), or immigration diversity (dismissed as the “lottery”). The latter two can impact immigrants w/ immediate effect. The first is pie-in-the-sky.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        Build the wall, then he’ll just pull another world class stupid idea out of his ass

        • netxtown

          I keep waiting for ‘the dome’.

      • Joe Maynard

        The Wall will be a multi-year project. If actual construction can’t be held up for 5 years or so with environmental impact studies, eminent domain disputes and routing controversies, contracting delays, and the like, then what do we have a Deep State for?

        And, god willing, long before the first spadeful of dirt can be turned, Twitler will be gone, and this and his other moronic policies will die well-deserved deaths.

        So, go ahead and fund it, I say, if that is the price of sensible immigration law it will be one of the best bargains ever. Because I really don’t think The Wall will get beyond the study phase.

      • Uncle Mark

        I come from a line of contrarians, and stubborn Germans & Irish. The more he screams the more I resist, the louder I scream “Fuck You; you get NOTHING !!”

    • Acronym Jim

      As I stated elsewhere in this thread, I’m pretty sure unemployment among black Americans was at its lowest point a little over a hundred and fifty years ago.

      So another Trump lie.

      Regardless, it still doesn’t make his shitlhole comment any less racist.

    • cleos_mom

      But did you play Doctor together?

  • Boreal
    • AmeriCanadian

      Mommy’s little helper. Daddy’s too!

  • Nathaniel

    I have always believed that the influence of any president on the economy is overestimated.

    • safari

      Depends. Misspeaking can crash a market or a currency.

      • Nathaniel

        Of course, but usually it just flows independently

        • BobSF_94117

          An economy is certainly NOT independent of political decisions. While it’s silly to ascribe economic performance to the president’s actions after only a few months, in the long-term there is an effect. It’s not the president, of course, it’s a response to whatever policies the Congress implements, along with the influences of the Executive branch on trade, money policy, etc.

          The near-crash of 2008 had its roots in Republican policies going back years and years. And Bush certainly had a hand in it.

          • Joe Maynard

            I think, to be honest, the repeal of the Glass-Steagall act was foundational to the financial meltdown of 2008. That repeal was not entirely due to Bill Clinton, but it was passed with his approval and encouragement. It was part of one of his famous triangulations.

            Without a doubt, W’s policies had a lot to do with the 2008 crash too. But the crash would not have happened except for *both* parties selling out to the financial industry. The Obama administration pushed against this around the edges. They achieved some meaningful regulation (most of which Trump has reversed or is trying to) but I always had the feeling that they didn’t really want to kill the golden goose of Wall St support, just kind of pluck a feather or two where it wouldn’t hurt much. In their defense, anything Obama suggested was resisted by the GOP and TP simply because it came out of his mouth, so they had to pick their battles.

            Sorry so long. TLDR, blame W but don’t exempt Clinton.

          • Gerry Fisher

            Agreed. Clinton played a role.

          • BobSF_94117

            I don’t exempt Clinton. I blame him, too. Mostly, though, I blame the American people for swallowing GOP lies since Reagan. They put Dem pols in an untenable situation. A few remained steadfast… and lost elections.

          • Gerry Fisher

            >The near-crash of 2008 had its roots in Republican policies going back years and years. And Bush certainly had a hand in it.

            And a couple of policies enacted/”failed to be enacted” at the end of the Clinton administration. Just sayin’. (Thanks, Larry Summers.)

          • BobSF_94117

            Clinton spent most of his presidency with the opposition in control of Congress. He was waaaay too agreeable.

    • I so hope that’s true.

    • Tomcat

      I believe trump has the power to destroy our economy. like his own finances.
      And our country bailed him out of his problems.

      • Tulle Christensen

        It’s not something that can be done overnight, it takes about a year, oh wait……

        time to panic

        • Tomcat

          Time to panic was Nov 8 2017.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    This really is the heart of the matter. He’s always playing to his racist base. He’s behavior is fairly predictable when you understand this

  • JT

    Shithole preznit says what?

  • AdamTh

    1) What exactly does employeement numbers have to do with or justify Donnie’s racist comments?
    2) If he wants to talk employeement, what exactly is the policy he put in place??

    • Gerry Fisher

      Gotta delineate tribal lines. Black man criticizes him, so he has to criticize him back.

    • Uncle Mark

      Trump reminds me of the politician, who died with the hooker in “The Birdcage,” whose last words were “Your money’s on the dresser, Chocolate.” Twitler is willfully blind to the rampant disrespect & racism he spews….thinking ‘as long as everyone around him is getting paid, they should be happy with him.’ You know he probably treats everyone who works for him (including Melanoma) that way.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Christopher

      Shark needs a frickin laser beam! If you’re gonna do something, do it right.

    • Reality.Bites

      You know the great thing about sharks is… they live in water. You literally NEVER have to encounter one if you don’t like going in the ocean – and you can be sure Trump doesn’t.

      I save my phobias for land animals.

      • Tulle Christensen

        you never heard of land sharks??????

        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          In 1987, my sister was eaten by a land shark right before our eyes when on vacation. We then went to Disneyland.
          Turned out to be a great day.

        • Or the dreaded Sharknado!

        • Reality.Bites

          Yeah, but NBC and SNL are REALLY diligent about getting clips taken off youtube or geo-blocked so you’ll never see SNL stuff posted by me here.

      • Robincho

        “Tell us your phobias and we will tell you what you’re afraid of.”

        — Robert Benchley and Dorothy Parker

      • BobSF_94117

        Obviously no one has ever sent you candy by Western Union.

        • JW Swift

          Or Clevon Little.

  • Christopher

    Remind me again of ANY policies that Cheetolini has put in place for him to make these claims.


    Just one?


    That’s what I thought.

    Yet another lie from The Orange Menace.

  • shellback

    Hey, Dullard, It’s Sunday, why are you not in church?

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      LOL if he went, I am sure when the plate was passed around, he would take the money out.

      • 2guysnamedjoe

        “I deserve that money!” he’d say. “All those people came here to see MEEEE!”

  • Tomcat

    Guessing those new unemployment rates do not include youth or black people or Mexicans. That just goes without saying with you trump.

    • Tulle Christensen

      Trump’s tweet does not include the word people, where you get off saying blacks and Mexicans are people!!!!! /s

  • jimbo65

    There’s just no slight this Dotard cannot let go unanswered. Even the worst POTUS before him, Dubya never seemed to be this petty.

    • SoCalGal20

      Not when it’s a woman or POC saying it, at least.

    • marshlc

      I think he, and unfortunately many of his supporters, see this as being strong. They see it as fighting back, rather than as distraction with petty bullshit.

  • Bluto
    • JCF

      As I said earlier, said w/ EXACTLY the same tone of OBJECTivity, as one would here in 1823 Nawlins (at a slave auction).

  • DreadPikathulhu

    The one thing the GOP has gotten right and the dems fail at is to take credit for everything and use the positive press to their advantage.

  • TJay229

    This is another example of how stupid this man is. Millions of white kids will still buy Jay-Z and his wife’s records They will still pay top dollar to see them in concert and still emulate Black culture.

    He wants to attack every Black person that criticizes him…. Snoop Dogg got a response , Jay-Z got one… Where is Eminem’s?

  • marshlc

    Damn those uppity darkies for not being grateful that rising employment also means rising employment for black people. Instead of complaining, they ought to be thankful that Trump didn’t make a law saying it’s illegal to hire blacks.

    I guess I’d better add this…./s

  • dcurlee

    What polices???

  • Len Ricci

    I can’t WAIT to hear this word….. “FORMER” put in front of these other words…”President Trump”. There will be massive celebrations in the streets.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      I’d prefer “DISGRACED FORMER”, but I won’t hold out for it if “FORMER” becomes available.

      • bzrd

        more like convicted former

  • TexasBoy

    What an idiot. As minorities make up a growing part of the population, their rate of unemployment will naturally drop, as they make up a higher percentage of the overall available workforce.

  • Henry Auvil

    I think Jay-Z probably deserves a lot more credit for low black unemployment than Shithead-in-Chief.

  • Barry William Teske

    The good news!
    Even white nationalists see #45 has shown his true colour.
    Common quip amongst those that wax HATE intellectual in their super-secret-nifty-matrixiniums:
    ‘Somebody tell #45 that white ain’t no colour. He’s killing us!’

  • Michael

    Can someone please inform Trump he has nothing to do with our current economic situation? As I suspected, Chris Matthews showed last night a chart our economic growth and it is continuing the same steady climb as its been doing for about 7 years now thanks to Obama.

  • Acronym Jim

    I’m sure that Jay-Z is fully aware of the REAL period in American history when African American employment was at an all-time high. And it ain’t now.

    So Trump’s “at least they have more jobs” comment makes him come across as even more racist.

  • Gerry Fisher

    These phantom policies of his are pretty freaking AMA-zing! /s

    • bzrd

      Bigliest, done all by his dumpy self

  • coram nobis

    And now for something completely pleasant.

  • R W C

    Trump will have something to brag about when black unemployment is lower than white unemployment.

  • Richard Schneider

    I don’t see the cause-and-effect, myself. Plainly 90% of whatever it was, was during the Obama administration. 2017 could be momentum and nothing more. But yes, it’s down… for now. Three more years to own up to, stay tuned.

  • olandp

    Exactly what policies have lowered Black unemployment?

    • boatboy_srq

      TRump only counts 3/5 of the Black unemployed.

  • JWC

    Trump does not realize the damage his “off the cuff” remarks make . Saying “no Transgender in the military.:America first , when he means America only. His Racist immigration policies. It is thoughtless and careless. It does not help to have the bad advice of Sephen Miller and General Kelly

  • boatboy_srq

    Isn’t this the same pResident who insisted that labor statistics were all manipulated and that the actual unemployment rate was something like 20%?

    • Cuberly Deux

      Yep. But under employment just vanished all the sudden. Go figure.

  • Dubito et cogitare

    Before the Civil War, black unemployment in the South was zero. That is what Trump is shooting for.

    • MBear

      Is that when murrikkka was “great “?

  • Rebecca Gardner

    He is on another tweet storm of crazy and bullshit.

  • Tor

    So precidential. It’s unpresidented.

  • Cuberly Deux

    What fucking policies? He hasn’t done shit except destroy and sow chaos!

  • Piernudo15

    If any pundits describe Don the Con as very “presidential” Tuesday night after his SOTU speech (which he simply will read off a teleprompter and had no part in writing), my head is going to explode!
    Also, $24 million to upgrade the refrigerators on Air Force One? WTF?

    • bzrd

      exactly, have to look into just who got that “gig”

  • octobercountry

    What the hell is Trump talking about? How has ANYTHING he has done resulted in lower unemployment for anyone at all?

  • Charles Nelson

    Black unemployment in the South was essentially zero before 1860!

  • stevenj

    There is an unabashed blowhard racist in the WH that cares only about himself and “winning”.

  • Halou

    Once again, Dearest Dotard takes aim at the black critic, all the while white critics are saying much worse things about him and how he behaves.
    “Least racist person” my ass!

  • Ninja0980

    If I didn’t know better, I would say Trump has a problem with black people who call him out.

    • MBear


    • FelineMama

      TRU DAT!! That’s how white supremacists behave.

  • Bet Trump couldn’t name one fucking policy he’s done that’s helped African American employment — and I bet if he tried, he’d be wrong.

  • AstroCat

    Yet Another lie. Trump’s “policies” have nothing to do with unemployment numbers – let alone black unemployment. The rate has been steadily decreasing for the past 4+ years. It takes quite a bit more than 274 days (365 minus 91 golfing days) to alter the economy and job production. He must think we are all as stupid as he is.

    • James

      No, he thinks everyone’s stupider than he is.

  • Republicans: People who declare “I’m not a racist!” while ironing their Klan hoods.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • agcons

      “Why, thank you! No one has called me ‘sugartits’ since Stormvanka did”.

  • Franciscan

    I’m sure that Trump’s presidency has been entirely unconnected to any improvement in unemployment statistics, especially for blacks. I also assume that the year-long rise in the stock markets is due for a correction as soon as the indictments are handed in.