Rapper and businessman Shawn Carter, better known as Beyoncé's husband, Jay Z, criticized President Trump in a CNN interview with Van Jones Saturday evening. "Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it's really hurtful because he's looking down on a whole population of people and he's so misinformed because these places have beautiful people," Jay Z said of Trump's alleged "shithole" comment about African and Latin American nations.
He went on to liken Trump to a very large bug that grows when an insect infestation is not properly handled:
On Sunday morning, Trump replied on Twitter, suggesting Jay Z should instead thank him for improving the economy for black Americans:
Trump is correct that African-American unemployment hit a record low in December; what he neglects to mention is that the downward trend began well before he took office.
Also, Jones asked Jay Z about unemployment during the interview. Watch his response below. Bonnie Kristian