Don Lemon On Low Black Unemployment: “Thanks, Obama”
Style Magazine Newswire | 2/2/2018, 9:58 a.m.
Don Lemon discussed the dropping black unemployment rate with an all-black, Democratic Congressmember panel on Monday night. Lemon brought up Jay-Z's recent interview with Van Jones where he dismissed that a change in black unemployment doesn't matter because money doesn't bring happiness. Trump responded to the hip-hop artist in a tweet the next day: "Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!" Lemon told his panel that "sensible people" would look at the numbers and say: "Thanks, Obama." "We're talking about it, and also, there's underemployment as well," Lemon said. "I want to make it clear, because the president tweeted saying, someone should tell Jay-Z that unemployment among black African-Americans is the lowest rate ever recorded. And most people, sensible people, would look at and would say, thanks, Obama."