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Trump to Jay-Z: Black unemployment is low thanks to me

PICTURED: Donald Trump and Jay-Z (Photo credit: Donald Trump photo by Xinhua/Xu Jinquan via Getty Images, JAY-Z photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for NARAS)

PRESIDENT DONALD Trump didn't take to kindly to JAY-Z's comments following his interview on CNN on Saturday evening.

So much so that the controversial leader took to Twitter to take credit for a decline in the African-American unemployment rates.

"Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!" Trump tweeted Sunday morning.

According to CNN, the latest unemployment rate for African-Americans is 6.8%, while the rate is 3.7% percent for white people. Both the African-American rate and the overall rate have declined steadily since 2010.

The President's tweet follows Jay-Z's remarks on the premiere of CNN's The Van Jones Show, where the rapper addressed Trump.

Asked by Van Jones whether it's OK for Trump "to say terrible things but put money in our pockets" amid Trump's claims that unemployment for African-Americans has dropped, Jay-Z said no, "because it's not about money at the end of the day. Money doesn't equate to happiness. It doesn't. That's missing the whole point.

"You treat people like human beings. That's the main point," he said. "It goes back to the whole thing -- 'treat me really bad and pay me well.' It's not going to lead to happiness, it's going to lead to, again, the same thing. Everyone's going to be sick."

See Jay-Z's interview with Van Jones below:

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