January 29, 2018
Le Monkeyface Jay-Z is whining about Donald Trump not doing enough for black people and saying that helping them get money isn’t enough if he continues to say things that they perceive as hurting their feelings.
Someone needs to inform @realdonaldtrump that I ALREADY asked Jay Z whether black employment figures redeem Trump’s presidency. And Jay’s answer last night on the #VanJonesShow was POWERFUL !!! … Watch the VIDEO for yourself: https://t.co/7Sv3rHKkmW https://t.co/jbHpkKOM5o
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) January 28, 2018
They’re so ungrateful.
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
The spat comes after Jay-Z was asked by CNN’s Van Jones whether it was okay for Trump to “say terrible things but put money in our pockets.” The rapper 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.”
Jay-Z, who is married to megastar Beyoncé, is worth an estimated $810 million according to Forbes, making him the second-richest hip-hop artist in the US after Diddy.
Not that it’s something I’m especially concerned about, but I’m pretty sure the second is Dr. Dre. Because he sold Beats to Apple.
But whatever the case, a bunch of people who would otherwise be running around in the jungle chucking spears at one another are making hundreds of millions of dollars telling white kids how to sell crack and pimp hoes.
Many have taken to Twitter to argue Trump “missed the whole point” on Sunday when he tweeted about black unemployment falling as a result of his policies.
Van Jones himself fired back by saying “someone needs to inform” Trump that he already asked Jay Z whether the black unemployment figures are enough to redeem Trump’s presidency, to which the singer responded with a “powerful” answer.
Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York’s 5th Congressional District also chimed in, saying black unemployment remains “unacceptably high” and that “standing on Obama’s laurels don’t reverse Trump’s harmful comments about people of color.”
I just announced on #PoliticsNation that I will NOT attend the State of the Union. Instead, I’ll monitor this President from my office. His current comments about black unemployment, which remains unacceptably high, is just another sign that he doesn’t get it.
— Gregory Meeks (@RepGregoryMeeks) January 28, 2018
You know, Gregory.
That might have something to do with your people being lazy.
And your boi Jay says it isn’t about money – because no one is questioning the statistic of this being the lowest unemployment for American-Africans since it was recorded.
Also: it isn’t somehow Donald Trump’s job to be responsible for you people, whatever is going on with you.
You’ve got a lot of problems, guy.
Check your out of wedlock birthrate:
Your incarceration rate:
Your AIDS rates (not per capita):
You’ve got a lot of problems.
And the idea that these are problems that it is someone other than your job to fix… well, that isn’t going to get you anywhere.
If you think this would all be better in a black-run country, then move to Uganda. That option is always on the table. No one is stopping you.