Former President George W. Bush sat down with Today Show host Matt Lauer for an in-depth interview that will air on Monday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. ET as a special primetime Matt Lauer Reports.
The candid discussion delved into the former commander-in-chief’s new memoir Decision Points. One startling revelation deals with an unscripted comment that rapper Kanye West made during an NBC Hurricane Katrina telethon.
West said: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Bush told Lauer: “That means ‘he’s a racist.’ I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. I resent it, it’s not ture, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency.”
Lauer seemed incredulous: “You’re not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana? You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that?”
Bush stammered: “No — that — and I make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well. There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.”
Check out the Lauer interview video and the Kanye West unscripted comments below: