Basically the entire nation has rallied around the idea that Kanye West is an entire asshole for ruining Taylor Swift's big moment last night. So, too, has Barack Obama, our president. But he won't do it on the record.
ABC News' Terry Moran
interviewed was listening to CNBC's interview with Obama today and, during an off-the-record exchange, Obama called West a "jackass" for interrupting Swift's big moment last night. And, as an intrepid reporter, Moran posted the verbal bitch slap on Twitter. Whoops! The White House totally smacked Moran down and ABC News was forced to release this statement:
In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview. This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.
Um, whatever. The President should be able to have an opinion on such a pop cultural happening. He's made no secret that he's hip. And, as an American, he should be able to speak out on West's utter stupidity. In fact, it's his duty. If you're not against West, you're a terrorist. Obama, are you a terrorist?