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President Donald Trump lashed out unnecessarily Sunday at another high-profile African-American on Twitter: Jay Z.

Trump scolded Jay Z Sunday after Jay Z said Trump’s comments about “shithole countries” like African and Haiti were “hurtful.” The Grammy-winning rapper also questioned Trump’s assertions that he’s created jobs for African-Americans.

“Somebody please inform Jay Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!,” Trump posted on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Jay Z said Trump’s “shithole” comments were inexcusable.

“It is disappointing and it’s hurtful. It really is hurtful, more than so … everyone feels anger but after the anger, it’s real hurtful,” Jay Z said during an interview on CNN Saturday.

“Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it’s really 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.

During the interview, Jay Z was asked his thoughts about Trump’s claims that he is boosting Black unemployment. He said Trump is misguided.

“Because it’s not about money at the end of the day,” Jay Z said. “Money is not – money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings, then – that’s the main point.”

“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.”

African-American unemployment stands at 6.8%, a record low. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for African-Americans was 6.8 percent in December, the lowest since 1972.

Critics of Trump, however, say economic growth began under President Barack Obama and unemployment is still higher among African-Americans than for whites.

Trump’s opponents also say they can’t point to any concrete policies by the Trump administration that have created jobs for African-Americans as Trump always suggests.

It’s worth noting that Trump completely ignored Jay Z’s comments about the “shithole” controversy and focused only on black unemployment.

It’s legitimate to question what the Trump administration is doing to create jobs for Black folks and it also makes sense to ask why Trump spends so much time criticizing people on social media and trashing countries of color. (Trump denies making the “shithole” comment.)

“This has been going on,” Jay-Z said. “This is how people talk. This is how they talk behind closed doors.”

“Donald Trump is a human being, too,” Jay Z said. “Somewhere along his lineage, something happened to him. Something happened to him and he’s in pain and he’s expressing it in this sort of way.”

Last week, Trump expressed another fabrication aimed at African-Americans: He tweeted that black folks are now supporting him in substantial numbers.

“Trump approval ratings with black Americans has doubled,” Trump tweeted.

Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, The New York Times reports that support for Trump among African-Americans has actually declined from 20 percent when Trump took office, to 15 percent in December.

Despite Trump’s claims that he’s the “least racist person you have ever met,” HBO talk show host Bill Maher said Trump often likes to “pick fights” with African-Americans.

Maher said Trump has picked fights with Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Colin Kaepernick, LaVar Ball, “the war widow from the failed raid in Niger” and “the war widow’s congresswoman,” the Central Park Five, Steph Curry, “the UCLA basketball players arrested in China,” Whoopi Goldberg, April Ryan, “the entire NFL,” the cast of Hamilton, the cities of Atlanta and Chicago, Nigeria, Haiti, “and the entire continent of Africa.”

Who’s next?

What do you think?

PHOTO: AP

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15 thoughts on “Trump Vs. Jay Z: What’s Beef?

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  2. I like the fact that Jay Z spoke about the mean spirit that this guy has shown as a candidate and as president. He has been diagnosed with behavioral disorders by qualified professionals observing his actions. He’s in over his head for the job of president. He tries to cover his shortcomings by being a big strong man and over reacting to any turbulence he feels . Unfortunately the guy is safe as it appears until next election. He’s sullied the pre

    • Passing Through!! on said:

      Well said, he tries to cover his short coming and lack of knowledge by bullying and acting tough. He tried to bully Mexico’s president into saying they would pay for the wall and when Mexico stood up to him he had no answer, he tried to bully congress into passing his POS health care plan while forgetting that the government is a 2 party system. trump found out the hard way you can’t run the white house and the government like a reality show. He’s way in over his head and too much of a white anglo saxon tyrant to admit defeat and that he’s failed on the hills of a black president. He thought if a black man did it he could do it better.

      • Yes Obama made the job look easy and this narcissistic POS thought he could do it also. NOT !!! He’s wassay over his head. The republuthugs continue to enable him and ignore his asinine behavior.

  3. Dalphyne on said:

    This piece of chunk needs to get a life, if you cannot say anything good, he needs to keep his mouth closed. He has done nothing but cause a lot of tension. If you tell him the truth, he gets completely out of control. This is the man that has had several wives and baggage to go with it.

  4. Hi continues to take credit for an economy that was doing well beginning in 2010. What policies has he done that has gotten ANYBODY jobs for that matter? He has only signed a tax bill into law a month ago, that hasn’t even been seen by American’s yet. They won’t see any tax decreases on their checks until February. So, Mr. President, what have you done for anyone that we can measure…not just by your words, but what have you actually done? We are waiting for you to answer that!!!

  5. Passing Through!! on said:

    He’s too f-ing stupid to explain anything because he has no idea how government works & everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie. And while he’s taking credit for President Obama’s success he doesn’t realize that after he pushes back all of Obama’s regulations the economy will start to fail again. And much respect to Jay-Z for telling the truth and not giving trump credit for s**t. No real black person believes that he’s actually helping the black community, we know better.

  6. I wish he would list what policies he has implemented that created all of these new jobs for African Americans. I have only seen one legislative accomplishment from this administration and that was the Tax Bill that just passed in December. Therefore, will Trump please explain his stance that he has created these jobs. Is that a reasonable request?

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