Donald Trump hits back at Jay-Z for criticising President's 's***hole' comments

US President claims his policies have cut black unemployment to the 'LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!'

Samuel Osborne
Sunday 28 January 2018 14:21
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Jay-Z says Donald Trump's 's***hole' countries comment was hurtful

Donald Trump has hit back at Jay-Z after the rapper criticised his comments about "s***hole countries."

"Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!" the US President tweeted.

Remarking on Mr Trump's comments in an interview on CNN's The Van Jones Show, Jay-Z said: "It is disappointing and it's hurtful, it really is hurtful."

Jay-Z said lower unemployment among blacks doesn't make up for the President's attitude.

He said: "It's not about money at the end of the day," and it "doesn't equate to happiness."

The black unemployment rate of 6.8 per cent is the lowest on record and has reached levels not seen since the end of President Bill Clinton's administration.

Boos from the crowd as Donald Trump makes jibe at the press at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Mr Trump drew widespread condemnation for allegedly referring to African nations as "s***hole countries" while discussing immigration, according to those at the meeting.

The President has denied using that language, though others present say he did.

Mr Trump has since said he "deeply respects" the people of Africa in a letter to 55 African Union leaders.

The summit previously said it was "frankly alarmed" by the US President's language.

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