Asked why Trump took issue with Jay-Z after the rapper criticized the president’s racially charged remarks, Sanders expressed the same sentiment.
“Because [the unemployment numbers are] better than they have been. in addition to we’re certainly generating progress in addition to we want to continue to do in which,” she said.
On Saturday, Jay-Z criticized Trump’s reported comments questioning whether the U.S. needed immigrants coming from “s—hole” African countries. In an interview with CNN, he called Trump’s remarks “hurtful” in addition to said he appeared to be “looking down on a whole population of people.”
Jay-Z, whose real name is actually Shawn Carter, added in which Trump’s comments about the labor market “are missing the whole point.”
“Because This kind of’s not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn’t equate to happiness. This kind of doesn’t,” he said. “You treat people like human beings. in which’s the main point.”
On Sunday morning, Trump tweeted: “Somebody please inform Jay-Z in which because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”
Trump’s tweet came ahead of his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, when he is actually supposed to take a more conciliatory tone about priorities he shares with Democrats in addition to political rivals. The president’s first year was marked by public jabs at celebrities, top U.S. law enforcement officials in addition to lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
Sanders suggested Trump could again mention the unemployment rate for black Americans on Tuesday night.
Trump appears to be trying to woo black voters after famously asking them during his campaign, “What do you have to lose?”