Donald Trump is being torched online for taking credit for a decline in the African-American unemployment rate again, this time by taking aim at rapper and businessman Jay-Z following his comments to CNN host Van Jones on Saturday night.
“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 morning.
Trump’s tweet follows Jay-Z’s remarks on the premiere of CNN’s “The Van Jones Show,” where the rapper addressed Trump.
Asked whether it’s OK for Trump “to say terrible things but put money in our pockets” amid Trump’s claims that unemployment for African-Americans has dropped, Jay-Z said no, “because it’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point.
“You treat people like human beings. That’s the main point,” he said. “It goes back to the whole thing — ‘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. Everyone’s going to be sick.”
Predictably, the erratic president took to Twitter to attack the rapper, and he got torched for it.
Read Trump’s tweet and some of the responses below:
Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
Yes, and you can thank America’s first black president for that
— tom glocer (@tglocer) January 28, 2018
There’s not a single bill signed into law by President Trump that has had any effect on black unemployment. The decline in black unemployment is attributable to policies of the previous administration.
— Bill Prady (@billprady) January 28, 2018
OMG you really are an idiot.
— Theresa Loebl (@MamaT0430) January 28, 2018
Economics 101 tells us you had nothing to do with it… yet. In 8-12 months we will see…
— Billy McGillicutty (@Wombatguernica) January 28, 2018
Can you specify what you actually did to help that?
— Veniiice (@Christy38571890) January 28, 2018
When is Melania divorcing? What is the agreement?
— MyLittleCabRecords (@MyLittleCab) January 28, 2018
Somebody please inform this so-called president to check the record after his tax plan is implemented. Stop trying to get praise on Obama’s legacy!
— Deme Howard (@HowardDeme) January 28, 2018
I want a president that doesn't tweet about Jay-Z.
— Jenny (@j_saal) January 28, 2018
God you are such a petty bitch. Instead behaving like you're 4 yrs old, grow up and stop embarrassing this country. Btw Eminem has a song just for you. #ShitHolePresidentTrump
— D. Whitis (@Moodibleu00) January 29, 2018
Do you ever shut the fuck up
— Jae (@Jennaeeee) January 29, 2018
You are the most undignified person to hold that office. Low.
— Poli (@snafupanda) January 28, 2018
Black people are not your whores. You can't pay us to tolerate your racism, especially not with jobs we have because of a black man – President Obama – & his policies. You can't lie to or buy us, President Bigot
— Dr. Be (@DrBeKnows) January 29, 2018
America is better than you
America will not tolerate you
this cannot continue
you will not go down in history as anything but a fool
You will be forgotten!!! pic.twitter.com/1Aj557U0tA
— Moron Trump (@FishlipsT) January 29, 2018