Over the weekend, Jay-Z’s feud with President Trump escalated after the rapper blasted Trump in an interview with CNN. In his interview, Jay-Z called Trump’s previous “sh--hole countries” remark “hurtful” and “disappointing,” and additionally, discredited the President for his involvement in African-American communities.
President Trump responded to Jay-Z’s comments, “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
During Monday’s White House press briefing, CNN reporter April Ryan asked about the Trump administration’s plan to improve black unemployment rates and Trump’s response to Jay-Z.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Ryan, “Look, I think you can see from the steps that we’ve already taken that we are trying to fix unemployment for all Americans. That's the point that the President has made time and time again. He wants it to be better for everybody. We have made significant progress in that."
Sanders also weighed in on Trump’s reply to Jay-Z when Ryan asked about “Trump’s issue” with the rapper.
Sanders responded, “Because [black unemployment rates] are better than they have been. We are certainly making progress and we want to continue to do that. We want every day to be better than the day before—certainly for black Americans, for Hispanic Americans—across the board.”
She continued, “This is a President who wants life to be better for all Americans. He’s going to keep fighting and pushing for that,” hinting that he will cover this issue at his State of the Union address.
Watch a clip from the White House press briefing below:
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