George W. Bush Is Still Upset That Kanye West Said He Doesn’t Care About Black People

kanye west michael loccisano George W. Bush Is Still Upset That Kanye West Said He Doesnt Care About Black People

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Remember Hurricane Katrina five years ago? Who doesn’t, right?

There was a star-studded radiothon to raise money for the people affected by it and all of a sudden Kanye Wests is ranting and goes: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Well, Bush remembers that, and he’s STILL bothered by it. 

In a new interview with Matt Lauer to air as a primetime special this coming Monday night on NBC, Bush says, “It was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency…”

“He called me 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.”

Bush also addresses Kanye in his upcoming book, “Decision Points”.  He says, “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.”

A trip down memory lane… Here’s Kanye uttering the famous line…


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