Why Is President Trump Angrily Tweeting at Jay-Z?

It appears Donald Trump was watching the rapper's appearance on CNN

American rapper and businessman, Shawn Corey Carter, known professionally as JAY-Z, acknowledges his Industry Icon award during the traditional Clive Davis party on the eve of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York
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President Donald Trump is urging his followers to inform rapper Jay-Z that “because of my policies,” unemployment among black Americans is at the “LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!”

The president’s tweet Sunday appears to be in response to a CNN interview in which the rapper said the president’s vulgar comments about African countries and Haiti were “disappointing” and “hurtful.”

Jay-Z said on the debut episode of “The Van Jones Show” on Saturday that lower unemployment among blacks doesn’t make up for the president’s attitude. Jay-Z says, “It’s not about money at the end of the day,” and it “doesn’t equate to happiness.”

The black unemployment rate of 6.8 percent is the lowest on record and has reached levels not seen since the end of President Bill Clinton’s administration.

This past November, when called out on Twitter for targetting African Americans on the social network, Trump replied by simply tweeting back, "Make America Great." Trump's tweet was immediately perceived as an endorsment, if not a boast, about the notion his attacks on African Americans are part of his strategy to "Make America Great Again."