Trump Responds To Jay-Z: ‘Black Unemployment’ Is At ‘Lowest Rate Ever Recorded’

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President Donald Trump responded to rapper Jay-Z for his comments about the black unemployment rate on a CNN talk show in a Sunday morning tweet.

Trump asked someone to “please inform Jay-Z” that the black unemployment rate is at the “lowest rate ever recorded” after the rapper suggested money doesn’t mean everything in an interview with CNN host Van Jones.

“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 tweeted Sunday, before declaring how the economy has been doing well over all.

The comments from the president appear to be triggered by an appearance the rapper made on Van Jones’ show. While on Van Jones’ new show Saturday night, Jay-Z said just because the black unemployment rate has gone down, it does not mean Trump is a good leader.

“It’s not about money at the end of the day. Money does not equate to happiness,” Jay-Z said. “You’re missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point. You can’t treat someone like: you’re gonna treat me bad but pay me really well.”

The black unemployment rate has reached its lowest levels since the 1970s, when the Bureau of Labor Statistic first began recording the unemployment rate in America.

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