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.”
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
Jay-Z criticizes President Trump’s vulgar comment about African nations: “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” https://t.co/CcD4iuVHAP pic.twitter.com/hFwaFRQZOM
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 27, 2018
[Eminem criticizes Trump] TRUMP: ….
[Jay-Z criticizes Trump] TRUMP: https://t.co/Izct1gmUgQ
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 28, 2018
Trump apparently watched CNN’s interview with Jay-Z, who gave his analysis on Trump’s people-from-shithole-countries remark.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 28, 2018
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 28, 2018