#JayZ, you don’t know a thing about @realDonaldTrump and you don’t speak for black people. @realDonaldTrump has brought about the lowest black unemployment rate in history. What have you done? #MAGA pic.twitter.com/f3YNSpyNc9
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) January 28, 2018
CJ Pearson, a self-proclaimed anti-establishment populist, recently shared his opinion on Jay-Z’s comments about President Donald Trump. Last Saturday Jan.28. on CNN, Jay-Z responded to Trump taking credit for the Black unemployment rate and whether Democrats, in turn, play lip service to Black folks. “Money is not — money doesn’t equate to happiness,” Jay said. “It doesn’t. That’s missing the whole point. You treat people like human beings, then — that’s the main point.”
The 15-year-old excitedly proclaimed in a video posted on his Twitter page, “Jay-Z you don’t care about Black people!” Pearson continued, “Those jobs mean a lot, they may not mean a lot to you because of your high net worth and your amazing rap career you’ve had.” The young journalist added, “I understand you don’t empathize with the struggle but guess what, Donald Trump does, I do, and so does millions of other Americans.” The strong critique of the rapper’s comments didn’t end there. Pearson went on to inform Jay-Z he doesn’t speak for him or for Black people.
This isn’t the first time this Pearson has caused a stir. He is notable for criticisms of former President Barack Obama and being the executive director of political group Teens for Trump. But he has renounced being called a conservative and actually considers himself an “anti-establishment populist.” Pearson has experience in doing political work like campaigning for Bernie Sanders and freelance journalism.