Donald Trump Responds To JAY-Z Interview By Taking Credit For Drop In Black Unemployment

Van Jones sat down with JAY-Z for the premiere episode of his new CNN show The Van Jones Show. on Saturday (Jan. 28). During a open-ended discussion (just ahead of Hov’s annual Roc Nation Grammy brunch), the 48-year-old rap mogul addressed Donald Trump’s “sh*thole countries” comments.

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Early Sunday (Jan. 28), Trump etched out a little “executive time” to respond to JAY-Z’s remarks by taking credit for lowering black unemployment.

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During the interview with Jones, JAY called Trump “misinformed” for his views.

“But on the other side this has been going on. This is how people talk behind closed doors,” he said referencing former Los Angeles Clippers owners Donald Sterling’s racist rant.

JAY-Z pointed out that Sterling losing his NBA team wasn’t enough to rattle “closeted racists” and truly address the issue of racism in America.

Instead, according to JAY, Sterling being exposed as a racist, created the “superbug” that is Trump.

“What you’ve done was sprayed perfume on a trash can,” he explained. “The bugs come and you spray and then you create a superbug, you don’t take care of the problem. You don’t take the trash out. You just keep spraying it to make it acceptable and as those things grow, now we have Donald Trump, the superbug.

“I’m being funny,” he added. “But somewhere along his lineage, something happened to him and he’s in pain and he’s expressing it in this sort of way.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s attempt to take credit for lowering black unemployment has already been disproven. As Buzzfeed  and other news outlets pointed out, black unemployment was on the decline long before he took office.

That being said, during the interview Jones asked if Trump claims that he’s making better financial efforts to help black America means that he can be an effective leader.

“No, because it’s not about money,” he said.

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