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WATCH LIVE: TRUMP HOLDS PRESS BRIEFING

Jay-Z Slams Trump for ‘Sh*thole Countries’ Remarks: ‘Hurtful’

On the inaugural episode of CNN’s The Van Jones Show, the eponymous host sat down with none other than Jay-Z.

And in a preview clip released by CNN, Jay-Z is very critical of President Trump for his reported comments about “shithole countries,” calling it “hurtful” and “looking down on a whole population.”

More broadly, he talked about how instead of addressing this issue head-on in an honest way, the country has just been “spray[ing] perfume on a trash can.”

The problem now, he continued, is that by not actually taking care of the problem, it’s gotten worse and worse and now there’s this “superbug” that needs to be dealt with.

The Van Jones Show premieres tonight at 7 PM ET. You can watch the preview above, via CNN.

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