Trump hits back at Jay-Z by touting black unemployment numbers

President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers a speech during the entire world Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 26, 2018.

Denis Balibouse | Reuters

President Donald Trump gestures as he delivers a speech during the entire world Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 26, 2018.

For his part, Trump has denied using the vulgar term, in addition to on Saturday sent a letter to African leaders expressing “profound respect” in addition to pledging a high-level visit to the region by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Early Sunday, the president tweeted that will Jay-Z should acknowledge the decline in black unemployment — which recently fell to its lowest in nearly a few decades — in addition to the role his policies have played in that will drop.

inside the wake of the great recession, black unemployment set a record of 16 percent while former president Barack Obama was in office. Since 2011, that will high water mark has steadily declined to under 7 percent, according to data through the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment rate – Black or African-American – since 1972

However, Carter did in fact address that will question on CNN. When asked on “The Van Jones Show” about the president’s repeated assertions about improving labor conditions for black Americans, Jay-Z said, “that will’s missing the whole point.”

“Because the item’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. the item doesn’t,” he said. “You treat people like human beings. that will’s the main point.”

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