George W. Bush has called Kanye West’s infamous comments about him after Hurricane Katrina the single worst moment of his entire presidency.
West accused Bush of not caring about black people during the Hurricane Katrina telethon in 2005.
“It was one of the most disgusting moments in my Presidency,” says Bush.
Bush is speaking to Matt Lauer to promote his book Decision Points on the special Matt Lauer Reports, airing on NBC on November 8.
Here’s a partial transcript, as reported by Entertainment Weekly:
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.”
And here’s a video of Kanye’s Telethon diss:
The look on Mike Myers‘ face is absolute gold!