Jay-Z: Trump Brought Out 'Ugly Side of America That We Wanted to Believe Was Gone'
Jay-Z said in an interview with David Letterman that President Trump is "bringing out an ugly side of America."
The rapper sat down with Letterman on Netflix, urging Americans to "talk about the N-word and ... to talk about why white men are so privileged in this country."
"I think that what [Trump] is forcing people to do is have conversations and [forcing] people to band together and work together," Jay-Z said.
"You can’t really address something that’s not revealed. He’s bringing out an ugly side of America that we wanted to believe was gone, and it’s still here. We still gotta deal with it."
Letterman agreed, calling Trump a "racist."
"[If] you’re having a debate over whether a guy is a racist, chances are that guy’s a racist," the comedian said, drawing laughs from Jay-Z.
On "Fox & Friends," Christopher Harris, executive director of Unhyphenated America, said he believes the comments are divisive and evidence of the left's strategy to use "identity politics" against the president.
Harris said the left uses celebrities, like Jay-Z, as "shiny objects" to distract Americans from the issues and that calling a Republican president a "racist" is not abnormal for the left.
"Americans dealing with each other individually, we don't have the problems that the left says we do. When you listen to the lame-stream media, that's what they're gonna keep telling you, that we're all at each other's throat and it's simply not true," he said.
Watch the discussion above.