Rapper Jay-Z appeared as a guest on CNN and called President Trump “misinformed” and a “super bug.”
“It’s disappointing and it’s hurtful,” Jay-Z told CNN’s Van Jones, in reference to President Trump’s reported infamous “shithole” comment.
“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.” (RELATED: Van Jones: If Oprah Runs, It Will Be A ‘Demotion’ From Her Being ‘Queen Of The Universe’ [VIDEO])
“But on the other side, this has been going on,” Jay-Z said. “This is how people talk. This is how they talk behind closed doors. There was a moment where Donald Sterling had been exposed as this racist on a private phone conversation that he was having, and they took his team from him. And it’s like okay, that’s one way to do it. But another way would have been, let him have his team, and then let’s talk about it together. And let’s…”
“Have a real discussion,” Van Jones said.
The rapper continued, “Maybe some penalties, but, because once you do that–all of the other closet racists just run back in the hole, you haven’t 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.” (RELATED: CNN’s Van Jones GUSHES Over Obama: ‘I Love That Guy. I Love Him! I Love Him!’)