President Obama reportedly called Kanye West a “jackass” yesterday in reference to his drunken crashing of Taylor Swift’s VMAs acceptance speech. The comment was tweeted then removed by ABC News Terry Moran, according to Politico:
Although it wasn’t long before Moran removed it, with over a million followers, the tweet quickly bounced around Twitter through various users.
Now, an ABC spokesperson explains to POLITICO what happened:
“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.”
And cue every NASCAR dad’s head exploding:
“Man, I hate Obama, but yet I love insulting minorities. My pastor says he’s the Antichrist, but again, insulting minorities. Too.. much… nuance… KERBOOM!”