The coronavirus outbreak has shaken up the world, and many people are living in a state of panic. Schools have shut down for the remainder of the school year, unemployment filings have reached a record high of 10 million, and laws have prevented social gatherings that include over ten people in the hopes of stopping the spread of the disease. President Donald Trump now is encouraging Americans to stay in the house during these uncertain times, but rapper Jeezy feels like Trump can do more for the American people.
The Atlanta native made an appearance on MSNBC on Friday, April 3. The “My President is Black” hitmaker opened up to journalist Ari Melber about the strides the chief of state has been making since the pandemic.
“Trump, he’s one-of-a-kind man, because it takes a different type of leader to make things about him. I feel like a lot of times you see his ego. Right now, you know, it’s about the people. To me, you talking about ‘Make America Great.’ We gone make America greater than it’s ever been with or without him. You know he’s gotta understand that. We are the people. You are one person and we get it, but this not about you right now. We all in this together, all of us,” he said.
Jeezy is not the only person who appears to be upset with the government. Many people are angry that certain hospitals around the country are lacking ventilators and other medical supplies.
The 42-year-old artist, who revealed that his sister is a nurse, holds the nation’s health-care professionals near and dear to his heart. In an Instagram video, he expressed his gratitude to the people working around the clock to the fight the virus.
“Message, I want to take this time to shout out the people like my sister who’s a nurse. I see it in her eyes when I talk to her on the phone. She’s tired and she’s trying her best. She’s on the front lines, so we salute you. Anybody like you lets take this time to salute all the doctors and nurses the personnel that’s out there fighting hard for us everyday with this war with the invisible enemy,” he said.
Jeezy continued his rant by showing his appreciation to the men and women who are working in the grocery stores and delivering mail.”Let’s salute the grocery store workers, the UPS drivers, the mailman and anybody that’s still out there still working to keep things going for us.”
He concluded his two-minute video message by encouraging Trump to be transparent with the American people. He urged the president to stop feeding the public bits and pieces of information and asked him to inform the nation on the severity of the virus. “If our numbers are higher than China, where this started at, obviously, that’s a problem,” he said.