JAY-Z is JAY-Z. Unapologetically JAY-Z. He says just what he feels and has the receipts to support it. Jay-Z’s recent appearance on the ‘Van Jones Show’, has sparke a lot of CONTROVERSY. JAY-Z spoke about Colin Kaepernick, The #MeToo movement and of course Donald Trump and his ‘shithole’ comments of late. It was the LATTER topic that of course elicited an INFAMOUS tweet from the president. Anytime a BLACK public figure says something remotely about the president–he has to RESPOND…and here is what happened..
via: Rolling Stone
With unemployment among African-Americans dropping under Trump, Jones asked Jay-Z whether the president is actually delivering what the Democrats have long been promising.
“It’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness, that’s missing the whole point,” Jay-Z said. “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 gonna lead to happiness.”
Like Trump misinterpreting the National Anthem protests, the message behind Jay-Z’s unemployment remarks escaped the president, who fired off a tweet Sunday morning, “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
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
Van Jones countered on Twitter later, “Someone needs to inform @realdonaldtrump that I ALREADY asked Jay Z whether black employment figures redeem Trump’s presidency. And Jay’s answer last night on the #VanJonesShow was POWERFUL !!!”
Someone needs to inform @realdonaldtrump that I ALREADY asked Jay Z whether black employment figures redeem Trump’s presidency. And Jay’s answer last night on the #VanJonesShow was POWERFUL !!! … Watch the VIDEO for yourself: https://t.co/7Sv3rHKkmW https://t.co/jbHpkKOM5o
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) January 28, 2018
Let me just INSERT this here:
Forget Jay-Z and focus on the spin. Black unemployment has been declining since 2010 at a steady rate, but less jobs were created in 2017 than the past 6 years.
And, at 6.8%, Black unemployment is nearly twice the rate of white people, at 3.7%.
Trump has done nothing.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) January 28, 2018
There is more..
This is what Jay-Z was driving at. Trump attacks black celebrities and athletes not merely to earn plaudits from the bigots in his base, but to distract from the substantive issues they seek to address. Don’t help him do that. https://t.co/g64maOY7kV
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) January 28, 2018
The rapper also discussed Trump’s “shithole countries” remark, which Jay-Z called “disappointing and hurtful.” “Everyone feels anger, but after the anger, it’s real hurtful. Because it’s looking down at a whole population of people, and it’s so misinformed, because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything. This is the leader of the free world speaking like this,” Jay-Z said, comparing the president’s attitude to former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. “Somewhere along his lineage something happened to [Trump]. Something happened to him, and he is expressing it in this sort of way.”
“Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really hurtful. … he’s looking down on a whole population of people, and he’s so misinformed,” JAY-Z slams Trump’s “shithole” comment.
— CNN (@CNN) January 27, 2018
As for the #MeToo movement, Jay-Z said, “For women to go to work knowing that this sort of abuse was happening every day, you can look logically and say, ‘Why would you stay there?’ What is the alternative? You have to survive in America. In order to survive you have to normalize it… So for it to get uncovered and the world to correct itself, this is what has to happen.”
At the end of the day, AGAIN Donald Trump misses the point or is just not SMART enough to grasp the fact that this world’s problems are BIGGER than him taking credit where no credit is due.