(AllHipHop News) George Bush has admitted when Kanye West said, George Bush doesnt care about Black people, it was one of the worst moments of his presidency.
The revelation was made in Bushs new book, Decision Points, and discussed in an interview with Matt Lauer of NBC.
He called me a racist, and I didnt appreciate it then. I dont appreciate it now, Bush tells Lauer in a show that airs on November 8. Its one thing to say, I dont appreciate the way hes handled his business. Its another thing to say, This mans a racist. I resent it, its not true.
Bush continued, Yes. My record was strong I felt when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And it was a disgusting moment. Kanye West dissed Bush during a telethon for victims of the flooding after Hurricane Katrina. West was supposed to read a script from a teleprompter, but he broke protocol and blurted out, George Bush doesnt care about Black people, among other statements. Bush and other governmental agencies were criticized for slow response, acts of brutality and disorganization during the ordeal.
There were other moments that raised the ire of Bush, he says in the book.
In the book, he wrote, Five years later I can barely write those words without feeling disgust. I faced a lot of criticism as President. I didnt like hearing people claim that I lied about Iraqs 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.
Below is the original clip when Kanye West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people.”