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Obama

Caught on Tape

Calling Kanye 'Jackass'

9/15/2009 5:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Obama Caught on Tape Calling Kanye 'Jackass'TMZ has obtained the audiotape of President Barack Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass" for hijacking Taylor Swift's acceptance speech during the VMAs.

The audio was recorded just before Obama went on camera to do an interview with CNBC. Before the interview began, Obama -- referring to Kanye's antics on stage -- said "I thought that was really inappropriate," then adding, "He's a jackass."

After making the remarks, Obama said "Where's the pool?" Presumably, he was worried the joke would go wide. He noted the last time that happened, he got burned for killing a fly.

Obama said, "Cut the President some slack."




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61.

mister    

shouldnt have butted in!!!

read the story here::: http://straightpostin.com/

1778 days ago
62.

texasgal12    

Okay Peachie...someone asked the President what he thought about it before going on CNBC. It's not like he was bringing up the subject! And I bet Bush said the same thing about the guy who threw a shoe at him afterwards, it just wasn't recorded and put out into the public! You can't tell me if you saw what happened, you didn't think Kanye was a Jackass?
The President used a word that is in the dictionary!

Straight from Webster:

Main Entry: jack·ass
Pronunciation: ˈjak-ˌas
Function: noun
Date: 1727
1 : donkey; especially : a male donkey
2 : a stupid person : fool

1778 days ago
63.

CLB    

Well he sure got that one right!! Way to go Mr President!

1778 days ago
64.

wonderbred    

classic! pass this one on.. i will email this link to everyone i know today.

1778 days ago
65.

b    

why is the president watching the VMA's? This guy is a celebrity, not a president.

what a joke.

"what luck for rulers that men do not think"

1778 days ago
66.

Lovepuppy    

Finally, the President says something I agree with, lol. Kanye was ans is a total Jackass!

1778 days ago
67.

sawzall    

Another independent here....... i agree with the other independent on this age that said the truth is the truth, and the truth is great. 100%. Obama is spot on with this!

1778 days ago
68.

kristy    

The best thing that has ever come out of his mouth,......

1778 days ago
69.

lena    

yea obama, shame on tmz, enough already.....

1778 days ago
70.

Kid Dyn-O-Mite    

Good thing President Obama didn't say another was, like calling Kanye West an a-hole.

1778 days ago
71.

iknowiwasthere    

Come on bloggers.........that was STAGED on VMA Sunday!

We should check the BILLBOARD CHARTS next week for Kanye and Taylor. Their music is still selling.........ya, think????

OR better yet Kanye and Taylor are working on a NEW SONG. ya think?

AND IF THE MEDIA DID NOT HAVE EVERY A MICROPHONE IN PRES. OBAMA'S
EAR, THEN WE WOULDN'T KNOW ALL OFF THE CUFF COMMENTS.....DAMN TMZ AND OTHER MEDIA!

1778 days ago
72.

sad    

Absolutely cut the president some slack. He's working hard to 'keep it simple and stupid.' Dumbing down the culture never sounded so good.

1778 days ago
73.

Prishy    

President Obama is a human and I appreciate that he is real. I am on the same boat he is. I like Kanyes music but he doesn't need to be in the center of all the events he attends. WWYMS(WHAT WOULD YOUR MAMA SAY)

1778 days ago
74.

Obama is Gay    

Next thing you know Obama will be inviting West, Swift to the White House for a Hog Jaw and Collar Green panic

1778 days ago
75.

OCO    

I love that he is so honest. Doesn't pretend to be someone that he is not. Human like the rest of us and telling it like it is. I wish Canadian politiacians were as honest. :(

1778 days ago
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