Excerpts from Matt Lauer’s interview with former president George W. Bush Jr. were released Tuesday night…yea it’s Friday but couldn’t resist ranting about what Bush considered the “worst moment” in his presidency.
Nope, it wasn’t that he lied to the American public about WMD’s being in Iraq, ran our economy into the ground, gave overly gratuitous tax cuts to the rich, managed an EPIC FAIL response to Katrina, bedded down with and lined Haliburton’s coffers, preemptively waged war with two countries and proceeded to do so unilaterally, failed to capture Osama Bin Laden, violated the Geneva conventions by fostering an environment common place to torture –Abu Ghraib, and disregarded habeus corpus–Guantanomo Bay…na, it was Kanye West calling him a racist. WTF???
I mean Bush, I would have even given you credit for whining about Michael Moore’s last three documentary’s (the one’s that made it to the big screen), which were collectively a lot more exposing than those nationally televised 3 seconds that made Mike Myers squirm.
But yea, that Kanye has a way of getting underneath people’s skin.
Ripped from HuffPo:
MATT LAUER: About a week after the storm hit NBC aired a telethon asking for help for the victims of Katrina. We had celebrities coming in to ask for money. And I remember it vividly because I hosted it. And at one part of the evening I introduced Kanye West. Were you watching?
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Nope.
MATT LAUER: You remember what he said?
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: Yes, I do. He called me a racist.
MATT LAUER: Well, what he said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH: That’s — “he’s a racist.” 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, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency.
MATT LAUER: This from the book. “Five years later I can barely write those words without feeling disgust.” 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 GEORGE W. BUSH: 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.
MATT LAUER: You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your Presidency?
PRESIDENT GEORGE W. 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
The interview will air Monday, November 8, 2010 at 8 p.m. ET on “Matt Lauer Reports.”
Say what you want about Kanye’s arrogance and his abrasive impulsiveness it IS ENTERTAINING and loving how even his apologies for said controversial outbursts seem to haunt him for all eternity! Controversial sure, but weren’t we all thinking the same thing? Taylor Swift, SNL, and now Bush keep beating the Kanyeezy horse–it only makes him more relevant, not less.
In a seemingly reflective verse in the Deuces remix Kanye spits about learning to keep his mouth closed:
Jay finally got it through my head not to run my mouth/so when you talk bout “you know who” I don’t know who you talkin’ bout an unnamed ex-girlfriend and unnamed rapper who is rumored to date her
I can just hear the*cough* Amber Rose *cough* Drake in between bars.
Seriously I hope this is one lesson that he never learns.