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…