President Donald Trump had some words for Jay-Z following the rap mogul’s criticism of the president in an interview that aired Saturday evening.
Jay-Z was the first guest on “The Van Jones Show,” the political commentator’s new show on CNN. When asked by Jones if it was right for Trump to say terrible things about black folk but also “put money in our pockets,” Jay-Z responded “no.”
“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.”
He added: ”You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point. It goes back to the whole thing — ‘treat me really bad and pay me well.’ It’s not going to lead to happiness, it’s going to lead to, again, the same thing. Everyone’s going to be sick.“
Trump hit back on Sunday morning using his Twitter account: ”Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!“ he tweeted.
The president recently took credit for the drop in black unemployment. The black unemployment rate currently sits at 6.8 percent, the lowest on record.
Jay-Z also called the president’s vulgar “s—hole” comments about African countries and Haiti “disappointing” and “hurtful.”