George W. Bush insists that the worst moment of his eight-year presidency was when he heard that on TV, during a telethon to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, rapper Kanye West had said, ""George Bush doesn’t care about black people," reports our friend Lisa de Moraes in the Washington Post.
According to the article, Bush makes the claim in his forthcoming memoir, and was asked about it in an interview with Matt Lauer, which NBC will show in primetime on Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.
Says the story: " ‘You say you told Laura at the time it was the worst moment of your presidency?’ Lauer asked Bush in [the] taped interview…[Bush replied] ‘Yes. My record was strong, I felt, when it came to race relations and giving people a chance. And — it was a disgusting moment.’ "
When Lauer asks if Bush was actually watching the telecast when West said the remark, Bush said no.
Then Lauer says the former president might get some "heat" for saying that the West remark was the worst moment of his presidency. Bush snapped back "Don’t care," de Moraes writes.