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November 3rd, 2010
We all remember the cringe-worthy moment in 2005 during NBC’s A Concert For Hurricane Relief telethon when Kanye West spoke those unforgettable words: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” (Poor, poor Mike Myers.)
It’s been five years, but finally Dubya has come out and discussed the moment that really villified him for his slow response to providing aid for the Hurricane Katrina victims. In an interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer set to air next Monday at 8:00 p.m., the former President calls it “one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency.”
Bush doesn’t hold back during the conversation, either, admitting that what Kanye basically did was portray him as a “racist.”
“He called me a racist… And I didn’t appreciate it then,” he says. “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, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency.”
The interview was conducted to discuss Bush’s new memoir, Decision Points, in which he addresses the moment where millions of people heard Kanye call out the President. It’s interesting to hear the man who was once the most powerful individual on Earth point the finger to an, at the time, up-and-coming hip-hop star as the one who made him look the worst out of all his eight years in office. I mean, c’mon, surely Michael Moore deserves that honour, no?
Of course, the world waits with bated breath to see if Kanye tweets about this. It would be cruel of him not to.
Relive the moment below.Tweet