Obama Calls Kanye West a "Jackass"

Obama Calls Kanye West a

Uh-oh, Kanye West better watch out. He has just incurred the wrath of the Most Powerful Man in the World.

In an off-the-record comment that has naturally found its way onto the Internet, President Barack Obama weighed in on West's super-rude interruption of Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won," ABC's Terry Moran tweeted yesterday, as the Chief Executive was doing an interview with CNBC. "Now THAT'S presidential."

Hmm; do we detect a note of sarcasm from Moran?

Either way, it's clear that Kanye West is one turkey who most likely won't be receiving a presidential pardon this Thanksgiving.

Let us know in the comments section: What do you think of President Obama's assessment of West?

 

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  • BraveArmyWife
    BraveArmyWife

    er..obama kinda only won cos he's black, and people wanna change things, and be able to tell children,they helped make history,so he had and advantage to john mcarthy, and i think from a president calling kanye a jackass is too much, i mean, know my brothere might call kanye a jackass, and say, but the president says it. i gotta say that was a no! umm...I believe you meant JOHN MCCAIN, not John McCarthy.....WOW.

  • Jessica Williams
    Jessica Williams

    Terry Moran needs to grow up. What a punk move. Tweet that you moron!

  • Jessica Williams
    Jessica Williams

    [quote=Linda Roberts]With the comments people make about Obama, he is a regular guy and has thoughts like a regular guy. Calling West a jackass was so much more elevated than others names he could have called him. Obama has a right to his opinion, which was right on target. This isn't the first time Kenye West (or however you spell it) has made unflattering remarks about people. He once said he would give up show business if 50 cent won over him. First, 50 Cent is awesome looking and his songs are super hot. West's head looks like an architects drawing on acid. If you want a great sounding rap artist, listen to 50 cent. Yes, I'm a big fan. I know right?? What is going on with that map on his head??

  • Jessica Williams
    Jessica Williams

    That is one question that the POTUS should never have been asked. It has no real importance to what is going on in this country. Is there not enough bad things happening in our government, that the only thing that reporter could ask the President is how he felt about some bs that happened at the vma show? SMDH:(

  • Meh
    Meh

    Hey, it's not on camera or on a podium- so what if he called him a Jackass. He IS a Jackass and if the fact that the preseident said that off camera and off the record (apparently) is the worst thing that has happened so far behind supposedly closed doors then we're doing OK!! We have only skimmed the surface of what went on with prevuous presidents methinks- I'll bet they're happy they didn't reign in the age of TMZ and camera phones!! Thank you, dude, you're my hero. When Obama starts pulling Bush crap, then I won't interrupt conservatives when they bellyache like little children. This is such small potatoes that it's probably all over Fox News as we speak.

  • Ignorant people live in a make pretend world named BLISS!
    Ignorant people live in a make pretend world named BLISS!

    1st and for most, it would be ignorant to think that Obama won because of his face. That is the dumbest comment that can come out of someone's mouth. There is a lot of sh** going down politically, but I don't know if you're aware that Presidents don't make decisions & pass legislation on their own. And not to mention that sh*t was already down the drain with the Bush administration. But enough about that... I assume that you can understand coverage of politics on CSPAN (the most reliable form of information on Politics) anyway, I doubt President Obama said that. He gets misquoted quite frequently!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus he is extremely busy with dealing with healthcare reform issues, Labor issues, Medicare Advantage issues, etc. to even know who the fu** Kanye West is... & in reality who the FU** is he anyway! His arrogant a**!

  • alex
    alex

    look many american citizens chosed obama because hes black not for other reason. I personally belive that obama WOULD NOT MAKE A CHANGED because hes trying to do things really fast and hes not taking things slowly how to fix this economy and he lost his popularity i lost my faith with obama hes not a good president Mccain could of handle things more better well thats my opinion

  • hannah
    hannah

    That is so true, Kanye was a total jackass in the Mtv Awards, poor Taylor she is a only a kid... how he can did that to her ? Shut the f*ck up K .

  • Juan David
    Juan David

    [quote=Caprica Six]"I could see why Obama would be upset by this, he's been getting rudely interrupted during his speeches recently too." Yea, except that Kanye was full of crap saying that Beyonce's song / video was better and Joe Wilson was being pretty accurate about Obama's speech (heck, his presidency as a whole) Regarding illegal immigrants, Rep. Wilson was pretty off-base calling the President a liar. You can check out more facts at factcheck.org. As for President Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass," if it actually DID happen, it's not really something to stir up into the news much. I'd like our President being one of the very few who actually follows pop culture, showing he at least is AWARE of what's going on outside of legislation and D.C. That would be pretty cool, make me trust he knows what he's talking about when referring to common Americans. PLUS, being OTR, it's a fairly honest assessment, with no gain or loss. That's refreshing to see in a President as well.

  • Linda Roberts
    Linda Roberts

    With the comments people make about Obama, he is a regular guy and has thoughts like a regular guy. Calling West a jackass was so much more elevated than others names he could have called him. Obama has a right to his opinion, which was right on target. This isn't the first time Kenye West (or however you spell it) has made unflattering remarks about people. He once said he would give up show business if 50 cent won over him. First, 50 Cent is awesome looking and his songs are super hot. West's head looks like an architects drawing on acid. If you want a great sounding rap artist, listen to 50 cent. Yes, I'm a big fan.

  • keyluv
    keyluv

    Someone said that the President said...Is that not he say she say? If there was not a public statement made directly by the President, what is all the dam fuzz about?? And this has absolutely nothin to do with why he won, he IS PRESIDENT already!

  • PROUD MINORITY
    PROUD MINORITY

    [quote=stop trippn] You insolent idiot!!!! Learn to articulate before you type because you sound like an imbecile. YOUR President won because the nation choice him not because he is black. This type of a unsubstantiated claim cannot be tolerated. Please return to your red neck existence and screw your goat again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sarah
    Sarah

    [quote=Caprica Six]"I could see why Obama would be upset by this, he's been getting rudely interrupted during his speeches recently too."Yea, except that Kanye was full of crap saying thabitit Beyonce's song / video was better and Joe Wilson was being pretty accurate about Obama's speech (heck, his presidency as a whole) Whatever...stop.......McCain didn't win get over it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Arianna
    Arianna

    [quote=stop trippn] He won because he has what it takes.....he is human and just because you are in a higher position does not mean you are infallible. People get over yourselves.....he is allowed to make mistakes....actually anyone calling someone a jackass is morally wrong not just for the president....NO double standards please

  • Bells
    Bells

    Kanye West is a Jackass. Get over it.

  • JACKIE
    JACKIE

    how bout we all face REALITY!! Obama is Human too!! So What if he called KANYE WEST a "jackass" he deserves it because he acted like a total "JACKASS!!" IGNORANT AND GHETTO!!

  • Brooks Conley
    Brooks Conley

    im gonna go ahead and say that what kanye did was very rude but im pretty sure obama needs to stay focused on more important things i understand he wants to be seen on a personable level but ur not f*cking 20 years old obama i want to know what ur doin to change things that are f*cked up not comment on what happened on the VMAs if you want to comment on tv programs resign and become a host on the view

  • mrsh
    mrsh

    gobama! politicians have a hard time with honesty and he seemed pretty geuine in the whole conversation. kanye is a jackass. no matter how many tears he DOESN'T shed on Leno isn't going to change that.

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    [quote=Ella Edache]thats bullsh*t!He definetly didnt say that, it would be all over the network news! It IS all over the network news!

  • Ella Edache
    Ella Edache

    thats bullsh*t! He definetly didnt say that, it would be all over the network news!

  • jen
    jen

    yah for Obama! lmao

  • Keith
    Keith

    FINALLY I agree with President Obama on SOMETHING! LOL!

  • reneelucky7
    reneelucky7

    er..obama kinda only won cos he's black, and people wanna change things, and be able to tell children,they helped make history,so he had and advantage to john mcarthy, and i think from a president calling kanye a jackass is too much, i mean, know my brothere might call kanye a jackass, and say, but the president says it. i gotta say that was a no! Obama won because he is SMART not because he is BLACK. While you were cooking meth and smoking crack in a run down trailer, he was a Illinois Senator. Yes black people can be intelligent- get over it.

  • Dana
    Dana

    er..obama kinda only won cos he's black, and people wanna change things, and be able to tell children,they helped make history,so he had and advantage to john mcarthy, and i think from a president calling kanye a jackass is too much, i mean, know my brothere might call kanye a jackass, and say, but the president says it. i gotta say that was a no! Your statements might pack a little more punch if you could articulate a little better, or if you could spell 'cause or brother correctly. I think Obama said the TRUTH. Why is everyone so worried by the fact that he expressed his opinion? It's a free country, even for the president. At least he didn't sign the Patriot's Act like SOMEONE I know!

  • jessica
    jessica

    Saying Obama only won cause he's black is ridiculous and uninformed at best, racist and backwards at worst, so you could have saved your comment "true" Also, Kanye is a jackass, so Obama was just calling a spade a spade. I bet you laughed at that, didn't you racist?

  • GB
    GB

    Umm ... Obama said what he did off the record, it was not a public statement or proclamation of any sort. Some reporter decided to put his private comment out on Twitter. President or not, he's allowed to have his own private opinion ... which is why I don't get how this qualifies as news. Just a reporter crossing an ethical line (posting an OTR comment) in order to create news.

  • TCPIP
    TCPIP

    er..obama kinda only won cos he's black, and people wanna change things, and be able to tell children,they helped make history,so he had and advantage to john mcarthy, and i think from a president calling kanye a jackass is too much, i mean, know my brothere might call kanye a jackass, and say, but the president says it. i gotta say that was a no! Not to mention he was a great speaker, but you wouldn't know that, judging by your barely coherent sentences it may have been over your head. Or may have been the fact that people voting against him were writing in McCarthy instead of checking off McCain. Besides it was an off-the-record comment kinda like how you would say to your "bro", it just so happened that Terry Moran decided to tweet it.

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    [quote=Caprica Six]"I could see why Obama would be upset by this, he's been getting rudely interrupted during his speeches recently too." Yea, except that Kanye was full of crap saying that Beyonce's song / video was better and Joe Wilson was being pretty accurate about Obama's speech (heck, his presidency as a whole) Whether you believe Joe Wilson or not (personally, I think he's full of sh*t) does not make him any less of a rude prick for his atrocious and unprofessional behavior.

  • Nate
    Nate

    Hey, it's not on camera or on a podium- so what if he called him a Jackass. He IS a Jackass and if the fact that the preseident said that off camera and off the record (apparently) is the worst thing that has happened so far behind supposedly closed doors then we're doing OK!! We have only skimmed the surface of what went on with prevuous presidents methinks- I'll bet they're happy they didn't reign in the age of TMZ and camera phones!!

  • what the?
    what the?

    true! said: er..obama kinda only won cos he's black, and people wanna change things, and be able to tell children,they helped make history,so he had and advantage to john mcarthy, and i think from a president calling kanye a jackass is too much, i mean, know my brothere might call kanye a jackass, and say, but the president says it. i gotta say that was a no! He only beat Mcarthy because he's black and people wanted to make history. I have to challenge your ability to have the pulse of the election when you don't know who he was running against. By the way....it was John McCain......and I'm in Canada. Stop watching so much MMA. Though I'm sure big John would appreciate the shout out.

  • Caprica Six
    Caprica Six

    "I could see why Obama would be upset by this, he's been getting rudely interrupted during his speeches recently too." Yea, except that Kanye was full of crap saying that Beyonce's song / video was better and Joe Wilson was being pretty accurate about Obama's speech (heck, his presidency as a whole)

  • hispanicatthedisco
    hispanicatthedisco

    I could see why Obama would be upset by this, he's been getting rudely interrupted during his speeches recently too.

  • w2
    w2

    no way he did that

  • stop trippn
    stop trippn

    er..obama kinda only won cos he's black, and people wanna change things, and be able to tell children,they helped make history,so he had and advantage to john mcarthy, and i think from a president calling kanye a jackass is too much, i mean, know my brothere might call kanye a jackass, and say, but the president says it. i gotta say that was a no!

  • true!
    true!

    er..obama kinda only won cos he's black, and people wanna change things, and be able to tell children,they helped make history,so he had and advantage to john mcarthy, and i think from a president calling kanye a jackass is too much, i mean, know my brothere might call kanye a jackass, and say, but the president says it. i gotta say that was a no!

 
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