American Hip-Hop legend and music entrepreneur Shawn Carter, popularly known as Jay-Z has described American president, President Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” comment on African-American as ” disappointing and hurtful.” The ” 4:44 ” rapper was a guest on Van Jones‘s debut program on CNN , “The Van Jones Show,” airing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
President Trump made this provocative comment during a Oval Office meeting, while according to some of the participants, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal to protect DACA participants. “Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here?” he reportedly told senators on January 11.
Jay-Z said Trump’s comments expose a larger problem of racism in this country and the way that people still talk behind closed doors.
“There was a moment when Donald Sterling had been exposed as a racist on this private phone conversation he was having and they took the team from him,” Jay-Z said, referring to remarks made in 2014 by the former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
“OK, that is one way to do it. But another way to do it is let him have his team and then let’s talk about it together. … Maybe some penalties. Because once you do that, all the other closet racists run back in the hole. You haven’t fixed anything. What you’ve done is spray perfume on the trash can,” he said.
Continuing the analogy, he explained that more spray attracts more bugs as you’re not actually dealing with the trash — in this case, racism.
“You don’t take the trash out. You keep spraying whatever over it to make it acceptable and as those things grow, you create a superbug. And now we have Donald Trump, the superbug,” he said.
Jay-Z Slams Donald Trump’s ” Shithole ” Comment On African-American As ” Hurtful & Disappointing ‘
“Donald Trump is a human being, too. I’m being funny,” he added. “Somewhere along his lineage something happened to him and he’s in pain and he’s expressing it in this sort of way.”