"I think we aim to reflect everything that's going on in a grounded way, but also we don't want to make anything feel dated," she told TooFab at Macy's celebration of Black History Month in Los Angeles on Saturday. "So you're not going to see the hashtag MeToo movement, you're not going to hear anything about Times Up, you're not going to hear anything about Trump because I just have a no Trump policy with the show. Because I don't want people to look back and be reminded of him or feel the sanction of him on the show, but you will see things that feel timely and relevant just because they're always timely and relevant."
"Oh, he just only responds to black people. That's it," Rae said. "He's showing in his actions that he doesn't have a respect or he has a lack of consideration where black people are concerned, so it just doesn't surprise me. But this is who was elected and it's 2018 and midterm elections are here, so get out and vote and take his power away."
Jay-Z acknowledged that black unemployment is down (as unemployment is down overall) right now on the CNN interview, but still had issues with the president's purported racism, exemplified by his alleged use of the word "shithole" to describe African nations and Haiti, which Jay-Z described as "disappointing."
Early the next morning, Trump tweeted, "Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!"