Posted on November 9, 2010

Bush Says Kanye West’s Attack Was Low Point of His Presidency

Bill Chappell, National Public Radio, November 3, 2010

Former President George W. Bush says that Kanye West’s insinuation that he is a racist, made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, still stings today–and that the episode was the “all-time low” point of his presidency.

Bush’s long-delayed reaction to West’s ad-libbed comment that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people,” made during a live TV benefit show for hurricane survivors, is from an interview the former president taped with Matt Lauer of NBC.

Here’s the exchange, from an early transcript the network released, as quoted by Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly: