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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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121.

Laughing    

Why is TMZ even asking about this???? The president was asked for a comment about it and answered it. And for your info - "jackass" is not a curse word so why are you insinuating that it is inappropriate? It means "stupid fool".... a pretty right-on-the-mark moniker if you ask me!

1872 days ago
122.

janalal4    

Hahahahah!! Good for him. He IS a Jackass! Funny how some people though will use ANY old excuse to slam Pres Obama though. ANY OLD EXCUSE!!

1872 days ago
123.

Just sayin'    

If he had said "Kanye was right on, I love him" TMZ would NOT have put a clip up. In fact the ONLY media that would be reporting on it would be Fox News. Everyone else would gloss over it like they do with any news that doesn't make obama look like the next Martin Luther King.

1872 days ago
124.

who has the facts? ME    

For all of the Obama bashers who don't think he should speak his mind.....

Do the Dixie chicks ring a bell???

1872 days ago
125.

janalal4    

149. So let me get this straight... it's OK for Obama to call Kanye a jackass, but it's NOT ok for Joe Wilson to yell out "you lie"? Sounds like liberal hypocracy to me.

Posted at 4:33PM on Sep 15th 2009 by Shelly



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No it's not okay because Wilson did it on the house floor

1872 days ago
126.

Pimp Daddy    

TO 146. The ONLY time I have ever agreed with the President. And probably will be the last time. OBAMA - ONE BIG ASS MISTAKE AMERICA

Posted at 4:30PM on Sep 15th 2009 by Kimberly

YOU MUST BE ANOTHER SORE LOSING REPUBLICAN..

IF YOU WOULD THINK FOR YOUR SELF, YOU WOULD SEE THAT HE IS HELPING
THIS COUNTRY ALREADY, MORE THAN THAT IDIOT BUSH EVER DID.
BUSH HAS KILLED 4400 AMERICANS IN IRAQ BASED ON HIS LIES, BUT CHANEYS
COMPANY SURE IS MAKING MONEY ON THE WAR, THEY ARE REBUILDING IRAQ...

IF YOU DON'T THINK THAT STINKS THAN YOU ARE STUPID STUPID STUPID KIMBERLY

1872 days ago
127.

Just sayin'    

Yeah, it's much better to be a coward like #138 not stand up against what you know is wrong. That' shows how smart you really are.

1872 days ago
128.

A Person    

obama needs to stfu and finish that health care plan

1872 days ago
129.

Ladyinred2014    

If he gets backlash for this I'm going to kick something...In the man's own words "give the President a break"...I think its very pleasant and genuine to see such a power figure be involved in "mainstream" events, trivia and what have you.

1872 days ago
130.

Just sayin'    

Why are you still so angry #153? Your guy won! You should be happy! Oh wait. I forgot. You are a liberal. It's not in your nature.
Any comments on the Acorn prostitution thing?

1872 days ago
131.

oprah    

It takes a JACKASS to identify another one!

1872 days ago
132.

Pimp Daddy    


MIKE AND MIKE IS RIGHT

If You want to see a Sheep just look in the mirror ..

You sound like commies Both of You... Just Like Bush ...

1872 days ago
133.

Peesh    

Kanye IS A JACKASS. He has always been a self-centered pompous ass...what did we expect from him?!? Manners? LMAO, yeah right!

1872 days ago
134.

same same same    

Takes One To Know One!

1872 days ago
135.

ConcretelyAmbiguous    

I'm glad that this issue wrapped up in a nice little bow but I wonder the effects it'll have on Kanye's career?

Overall, I believe this issue will blow over. Meanwhile, RIDICULOUS situations like this should be addressed!

IF YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE MAD AT KANYE...

http://concretelyambiguous.com/truth-in-words/if-you-thought-you-were-mad-at-kanye/

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