President Obama’s colorful off-the-record comment about the incident was Tweeted by a reporter:
“President Obama called musician Kanye West a ‘jackass’ during an interview Monday with CNBC, an ABC News anchor reported to his followers on Twitter. But the tweet caused some red faces at ABC, and the network soon apologized for publicizing what had apparently been an off-the-record comment,” Garance Franke-Ruta reported Monday for the Washington Post.
“Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential,” “Nightline” co-anchor Terry Moran wrote Monday evening. Moran has more than 1 million followers on the microblogging service.
Speaking of Obama and West, maybe the President saw the YouTube mashup of the rapper dissing him ala GOP Congressman Joe Wilson, and thought it was real.
Now if we could only get him to call a Republican a jackass. 😉
Anyway, if you haven’t seen the video yet, here it is: