President Donald Trump criticized rap mogul Jay-Z and Hillary Clinton during a rally in Nashville last night to boost the Senate candidacy of Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who many polls say is losing.
Somehow, the president got to talking about Jay-Z and Hillary Clinton, pointing out that Clinton–who Trump pulled an upset win over in the 2016 presidential election–needed Jay-Z to pull a big crowd.
But according to Trump, the crowd split as soon as Jay-Z left the stage, but not before the rapper used “filthy language”.
“The only way she filled up the arena was to get Jay-Z. And his language was so filthy that it made me like the most clean-cut human being on earth”, Trump said.
The crowd booed at the mention of Jay-Z’s name, which was odd.
Another oddity: the president didn’t mention the boiling Roseanne Barr controversy, which many people around the country were anxiously waiting to see if he’d weigh in on.
He did finally speak on Roseanne today, questioning why he never got an apology for comments he said were made about him on ABC, the network that fired Barr after she tweeted a racist comment about former Obama administration aide Valerie Jarrett, in which she compared Jarrett to an ape, and linked her to Muslim extremists.
Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2018
Barr and Trump are longtime friends, and Barr has been outspoken in her support of Trump as president.