The music mogul christened the inaugural The Van Jones Show on CNN and immediately began performing invasive surgery on the president. Hov stated that he was repulsed by the commander-in-chief’s description of dark-skinned nations as “sh**hole countries.” He said that he found those comments “hurtful” and they show a person who is “looking down on a whole population.”
Jay-Z went on to say that instead of the country addressing the problem head-on and in an honest way, the response has been to “spray perfume on a trash can.”
According to him, by not dealing with the problem, it has been growing and getting worse and now we have the equivalent of a “superbug” to handle.
Of course Trump was watching — despite his repeated dishonest pronouncements that he never sees the hated CNN — and immediately flung this stat back in JAY-Z’s face:
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
Jay also broached a potpourri of topics while parked across from Jones Saturday night. The “99 Problems” rapper also touched upon Meek Mill’s harsh prison sentence, Colin Kaepernick’s protest, and the #MeToo movement.
Jay-Z, of course, discussed his marriage to pop goddess Beyonce as well, saying, “For us, we chose to fight for our love, for our family, to give our kids a different outcome, to break that cycle,” he said. He added, “for black men and women to see a different outcome.”
The Van Jones Show is going to be a bi-monthly primetime show, CNN announced.
“The Van Jones Show” will focus on “the forces that elected Donald Trump, the anti-Trump ‘resistance’ movement and the future of both major parties.”
The Cable News Network also signed off on a new series in connection with Jones’ production company Citizen Jones, which will have its focus on “reconciliation, hope and redemption” within the criminal justice system.
The network noted that Jones, who has previously hosted a series of town halls for “The Messy Truth,” will continue to address the “culture war” and the political climate in the United States.
Check out the interview in full below: