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

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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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