Betty on the News: Obama Calls Kanya a Jackass

The President's off-the-cuff remark about Kanye West is accidentally leaked via Twitter

Obama Calls Kanye a Jackass

The President’s off-the-cuff remark about Kanye West is accidentally leaked via Twitter

-Margeaux Baulch Klein

Kanye West and Taylor Swift

When ABC reporter Terry Moran tweeted that President Obama had “just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential” on Monday night, the tweet quickly reverberated through Twitter and made headlines, despite being removed not longer after it was posted.

Following reports, an ABC spokesperson explained to Michael Calderone of Politico that the comment was taken from an off-the-record portion of a CNBC interview and was never meant to be published. The spokesperson then apologized to the White House and CNBC, neither of who commented on the story.

Perhaps, the President will broker a “root beer summit” between Kanye and Taylor, as Jay Leno put it on his show last night. (Politico)

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