JAY-Z recently sat down for an interview with Van Jones on CNN and, among other things, discussed President Trump's recent "shit hole countries" comments. Trump has fired back the only way he seems to know how.
In his one-on-one with Jones, Jay said he was perturbed with 45's comments but not disillusioned. "That's disappointing and it's hurtful," Hov started. "Everyone feels anger. But after the anger it's really hurtful because he's looking down on a whole population people and he's so misinformed because these places have beautiful people and beautiful everything. This is the leader the free world speaking like this. But on the other side, that has been going on. This is how people talk. This is how they talk behind closed doors.”
Hov then made a comparison to the Donald Sterling situation. Sterling, the former owner the Los Angeles Clippers, was stripped his team after his mistress exposed his racist telephone rants in 2014. The Brooklyn rap mogul thinks consequences like those only mask the situation racism. "When you do that, you know, when the bugs come and you spray something, and you create a superbug," he added. "Because you don't take care the problem. You don't take the trash out. You just keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, we create a superbug and now we have Donald Trump."
Of course, never one to bite his tongue, Trump fired back at Jigga his favorite outlet, Twitter. "Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!" he tweeted. "Our economy is better than it has been in many decades. Businesses are coming back to America like never before. Chrysler, as an example, is leaving Mexico and coming back to the USA. Unemployment is nearing record lows. We are on the right track!"
Jay actually touched on this in the interview, saying he doesn't give Trump any props for his claims. "It's not about money at the end the day," Jay added. "Money does not equate to happiness. You missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings."
Jay has never been a fan The Donald being president, and even helped lobby against him during his run.
Check out JAY-Z's interview and Trump's tweets below.