The war of words got started yesterday (January 27) on CNN's The Van Jones Show, when JAY-Z discussed Trump's controversial "shithole countries" comment and called it "disappointing and hurtful." He then discussed the social sickness of racism and described Trump as the "super-bug" that results from that suppressed racism.
In response, the notoriously thin-skinned Trump took to Twitter and offered the following rebuttal:
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
Our economy is better than it has been in many decades. Businesses are coming back to America like never before. Chrysler, as an example, is leaving Mexico and coming back to the USA. Unemployment is nearing record lows. We are on the right track!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2018
This isn't Trump's first music feud since taking office. Last year, he blasted Snoop Dogg for comedically portraying the president's assassination in a music video. Before that, Trump struck up a brief friendship with Kanye West before that went sour.
Meanwhile, JAY-Z is up for a pile of Grammys tonight. Knowing Trump's television habits, there's a good chance that he's watching and rooting against the rapper.