In an interview on Saturday, rapper and mogul Jay-Z criticized President Donald Trump for the remarks he reportedly made about some African countries, allegedly calling them “s**thole countries”. Trump has denied that he made the remarks. And now Trump has responded back with some salient facts for Jay-Z.
Jay-Z said that he found the remarks “hurtful,” calling Trump “misinformed.”
From Daily Caller:
“It really is hurtful, more so, like everyone feels anger–but after the anger is really hurtful, because he’s like looking down on a whole population of people. And you’re so misinformed, because these places have beautiful people and have beautiful everything. And it’s just like, this is the leader of the free world speaking like this.”
But he went on to say that he was not surprised because “this has been going on” with people making racist comments behind closed doors, like Donald Sterling, who “had his team taken away from him.”
Relevant part at 6:55.
But he said that hadn’t really fixed anything.
What you’ve done is spray perfume on a trash can. What you do when you do that is you know the bugs come and you spray some thing and then they come and you create a super bug. Right? Because you don’t take care of the problem.”
“You don’t take the trash out. You just keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. And then you know, as those things grow, you create a super bug. Now we have Donald Trump, the super bug. I’m being funny, I mean, I say that, too, but somewhere along his lineage, something happened to him, something happened to him and he’s in pain, and he’s like expressing it in this sort of way.”
President Trump responded on Sunday asking that somebody “please inform” the rapper about record-low unemployment for black Americans.
And indeed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics back him up, declaring that the rate is 6.8 percent, the lowest in 45 years.
But Jay-Z scoffed at that response.
Jay-Z told CNN in a new interview that lower unemployment for the country’s African-American population is not enough, when people in power are still mistreating minorities and others.
“It’s not about money at the end of the day,” he said in the interview. “Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point.”
Actually, it’s Jay-Z who is missing the point.
Democrats who Jay-Z has supported like former president Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have treated black Americans like they owe Democrats their vote while doing nothing helpful in return, yet demanding undying fealty. That’s not treating people with respect.
Helping people to be employed and achieve financial freedom is a tremendous gift for all the other freedoms in their lives. That’s really treating someone like a human being.
And perhaps Jay-Z needs to practice this concept in his music in which he calls women and other people all kinds of derogatory names. He’s also given $1.5 million to cop-hating anarchists Black Lives Matter, who chant for the death of police. Perhaps he needs a little re-evaluation there as well.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]