President Donald Trump is urging his followers to inform rapper Jay-Z that “because of my policies,” unemployment among black Americans is at the “LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
The president’s tweet Sunday appears to be in response to a CNN interview in which the rapper said the president’s vulgar comments about African countries and Haiti were “disappointing” and “hurtful.”
Jay-Z said on the debut episode of “The Van Jones Show” on Saturday that lower unemployment among blacks doesn’t make up for the president’s attitude. Jay-Z says, “It’s not about money at the end of the day,” and it “doesn’t equate to happiness.”
The black unemployment rate of 6.8 percent is the lowest on record and has reached levels not seen since the end of President Bill Clinton’s administration.
ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said during his opening monologue on Monday that credit for the lower black unemployment rate should be given to an “unemployed black guy,” referring to former President Obama, instead of President Trump.
The quip comes after Trump wrote a tweet directed at Jay-Z regarding improving job numbers for African-Americans in response to the famous rapper’s criticism of the president during an interview with CNN’s Van Jones.
“Jay-Z didn’t win any of the eight Grammys he was nominated for last night but he did get a tweet from the president,” Kimmel, a staunch critic of Trump, said near the top of the show. “Jay-Z was on the Van Jones show Saturday night on CNN, and I guess Trump didn’t like what he had to say because he tweeted, ‘Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies black unemployment has just been reported to be at the lowest rate ever recorded.’ ”
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President Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low