President Donald Trump lashed out at Jay-Z on Sunday (Jan. 28) on Twitter, of course.
Trump claims that his policies caused a decline in the unemployment rate for African-Americans, an assertion that many scholars have challenged. “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED,” the POTUS wrote.
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 responded, via an appearance on CNN’s The Van Jones Show. “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.”
Also in the interview, Jay-Z stated that the president’s comments calling African nations and countries like Haiti “sh*tholes” as “hurtful.”
“You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point,” he said. “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.”
While the unemployment rate for African-Americans has fallen, it still remains nearly double the unemployment rate for white Americans, according to the New York Post.