Taylor Swift isn’t the only one who still feels the wrath of Kanye West!!
In a recent interview with Matt Lauer from the “Today” show….former U.S. president George W. Bush revealed that Kanye’s statement “George Bush doesn’t Care About Black People” during a Hurricane Katrina telethon was one of the worst moments of his presidency.
Yes, you read that correctly. Hurricane Katrina, the wars, the failing economy, the loss of jobs and even September 11th wasn’t the “worst moment” of Bush’s presidency. Kanye West was. Peep what dubya and Matt Lauer said below…
“He called me a racist,” Bush tells Lauer. “And I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.”
Lauer quotes from Bush’s new book: “Five years later I can barely write those words without feeling disgust.” Lauer adds, “You go on: ‘I faced a lot of criticism as president. I didn’t like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction or cut taxes to benefit the rich. But the suggestion that I was racist because of the response to Katrina represented an all-time low.’
President Bush responds: “Yeah. I still feel that way as you read those words. I felt ‘em when I heard ‘em, felt ‘em when I wrote ‘em, and I felt ‘em when I’m listening to ‘em.
Lauer: “You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your presidency?”
Bush: “Yes. My record was strong, I felt, when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment.”
Lauer: “I wonder if some people are going to read that, now that you’ve written it, and they might give you some heat for that. And the reason is this — “
Bush [interrupting]: “Don’t care.”
Lauer: “Well, here’s the reason. You’re not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that.”
Bush: “No, and I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well. There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.”
We’re glad Kanye left an impact on that scumbag!
The full interview will air November 8th on NBC‘s “Matt Lauer Reports”. It will also include Bush promoting his book “Decision Points”, which comes out the next day. Just for sh*ts and giggles though, check out Kanye West calling George Bush out on his bullsh*t below: