Shawn Carter, who goes by the name of Jay-Z, decided to weigh in on politics during an interview on CNN with Van Jones. The idiot rapper is married to Beyonce, and like most of the Hollywood crowd, he has no clue about economics or real political issues facing this country. Yet, he spews incendiary remarks, calling President Donald Trump a “superbug,” and that’s when the president slapped him hard with a brutal response.
It looks like Van Jones is still stuck on stupid. The CNN political commenter is infamous for his remark the night Donald Trump won the election, saying, “It’s a white-lash!” Now, fake news CNN just gave Jones his own show, and of course, he brings on Jay-Z to enlighten Americans on politics
CNN and Jones are stuck on the president’s alleged “shithole counties” comment. Fake news CNN went on for days repeating “shithole” so many times that Sean Hannity is officially calling them the “Shithole Network.” Let’s be clear, there was no racism in that comment — if it was even made, which many who were present deny that it was. But, for the sake of argument, let’s say it was said. What do you call third world countries that are rife with living conditions not fit for human beings?
Trump’s alleged remark was taken out of context. The behind closed doors conversation was about doing away with the immigration lottery and going to a merit-based system. In essence, Trump was saying, “Let’s make sure the immigrants we take in are educated and can contribute to our society, instead of taking people from shithole countries who Americans end up supporting in every way.”
Jones asked Jay-Z to respond to Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” comment. “This is how people talk. This is how they talk behind closed doors. It 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,” he responded, referring to the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers professional basketball franchise of the National Basketball Association from 1981 to 2014 who received a lifetime ban from the NBA for racist remarks.
Jay-Z went on, “You haven’t fixed anything. You have sprayed perfume on the trash can. What you do, when you do that is the bugs come and you spray something and you create a superbug because you don’t take care of the problem. You don’t take the trash out, you keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable. As those things grow, you create a superbug. And then, now, we have Donald Trump, the superbug.”
To Van Jones’ credit, he did bring up the one thing leftists refuse to acknowledge, and that’s Trump’s booming economy. “To give him [Trump] a little bit of credit too, he is somebody who is now saying, look, I’m growing – I’m dropping black unemployment. Black people are doing well under my administration,” said Jones.
Then, the CNN host asked the rapper, “Does he [Trump] have a point that maybe the Democrats have been giving us good lip service, but no jobs. He may say terrible things, but putting money in our pockets. Does that make him a good leader?”
“No, because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money is not — money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings, then — that’s the main point,” answered Jay-Z.
He added, “You can’t treat someone like — it goes back to the whole thing, you going to treat me really bad and pay me well. It’s not going to lead to happiness. It’s going to lead to, again, the same thing.”
Wow. Really? The black community’s problems have nothing to do with lack of money? Jay-Z’s answer proves he has no idea what he’s talking about. He proves he’s an utter imbecile, a rapper who has gotten rich making recordings about the ghetto who then has the audacity to dismiss the lowest black unemployment rate ever recorded in America.
This is what happens when you bring on an idiot from the Hollywood crowd to discuss real issues. It’s easy for millionaire Jay-Z to say “money doesn’t equate happiness.” You’d think a guy like Jay-Z, who grew up in the projects in Brooklyn and had a deadbeat dad, would have to admit that Trump has done more for the black community in one year than former President Barack Obama ever did in his two terms.
Well, Trump decided to remind Jay-Z that he is the one who is helping the black community. “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
When the president emphasized “lowest rate ever recorded,” he was spot on. Unemployment rate records started in 1972, and in one year, Trump has broken that record not only for black unemployment but for all minorities.
Business Insider reports, “Almost unnoticed by the mainstream media, unemployment rates for Hispanics, African-Americans, and Asians have not only fallen but are now at all-time lows. That’s right: Unemployment has never been lower for minorities, at least not since 1972, when such records first started being kept.”
But, Trump wasn’t finished addressing the rapper. He followed that post with another tweet, saying, “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!”
President Donald Trump’s candid response pointed out with brutal accuracy Jay-Z’s hypocrisy and exposed him as a huckster. Money may not equate to happiness, but I’d love to see Jay-Z tell that to a hungry little kid who has no hope because he’s living in the crime-ridden gangland projects and his mom has track marks as she pops out baby after baby to receive the added $250 dollars a month she gets per kid.
Jobs bring money, bringing self-esteem, which brings hope for the future, and without hope, there is no happiness.