Kanye West Understands George W. Bush Now

By: / November 3, 2010

Kanye West has issued a response to George W. Bush in light of the ex-president’s shocking admission that West’s comment “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” was the lowest point of his presidency, and surprisingly, the rapper has drastically changed his tune in the five years since.

During a phone interview for a Houston radio station, West revealed that the Taylor Swift incident changed his perspective and helped him grow into a different person who can more easily sympathize with how Bush was attacked by the American public.

“I definitely can understand the way he feels, to be accused of being a racist in any way, because the same thing happened to me, where I got accused of being a racist. For both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America felt in that situation. With him, it was a lack of compassion of him not rushing, him not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. For me, it was a lack of compassion of cutting someone off in their moment. But nonetheless, I think we’re all quick to pull a race card in America. And now I’m more open, and the poetic justice that I feel, to have went through the same thing that he went [through] — and now I really more connect with him on just a humanitarian level.”

Bush was thoroughly “disgusted” by Kanye’s comment labeling him as a racist, saying, “I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. It’s one thing to say, ‘I don’t appreciate the way he’s handled his business.’ It’s another thing to say, ‘This man’s a racist.’ I resent it, it’s not true.”

Listen to Kanye’s radio interview here:

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