Jay-Z's rap claim about getting Obama's clearance to go to Cuba denied by Obama's spokesman
"I turned Havana into Atlanta… Boy from the 'hood, I got White House clearance. ..Obama said 'chill you gonna get me impeached.' (But) you don't need this – expletive – anyway. Chill with me on the beach," the lyrics stated.In one of the most bizarre exchanges in the White House press briefing room, a reporter read the lyrics to Carney, asking about the White House approval. And Carney, without missing a beat, hit back.
"I guess nothing rhymes with Treasury," he said.
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Pressed further on whether the president had a conversation with Jay-Z, Carney shot down the speculation."I am absolutely saying that the White House and the president on down had nothing to do with anybody's personal, anybody's travel to Cuba," he said. "That is something the Treasury handles."