Marco Rubio says Jay-Z ‘needs to get informed’

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Senator Marco Rubio chided rapper Jay-Z Sunday over his recent trip to Cuba and favorable portrayal of guerrilla leader Che Guevara. 

“I mean, first of all, I think Jay-Z needs to get informed. One of his heroes is Che Guevara. Che Guevara was a racist,” Rubio said on ABC News’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” “Che Guevara was a racist that wrote extensively about the superiority of white Europeans over people of African descent, so he should inform himself on the guy that he’s propping up.”

Via Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post.

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