Cut the C-Rap

Rapper Jay-Z takes the president to task.

It’s obscene for rap superstar Jay-Z to accuse President Trump in a TV interview this weekend of being “hurtful” to black Americans because he called certain Third World countries “shitholes” in private comments made public by that most cynical of politicians, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin. The countries Trump meant are not inferior to enlightened Western democracies because of the color of their populace, but because of the corruption and oppression of their kleptocratic governments that keep the proles in poverty, ignorance, and fear; their religions that teach violence or passive resignation; and their cultures that oppress women, devalue learning, promote superstition, and don’t inculcate the upwardly mobile virtues, because few can move up.