Trump taunted Jay Z on Twitter after the rapper criticized the 'shithole' comments

Jay Z speaks on CNN
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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:

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On Sunday morning, Trump replied on Twitter, suggesting Jay Z should instead thank him for improving the economy for black Americans:

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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

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