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George Bush calls Kanye West's 2005 race comment 'disgusting'

November 3, 2010 | 10:30 am

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While we're pondering what Kanye West will deliver for his upcoming Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance, it seems George W. Bush has heated up some leftover controversy between the two.

Discussing his memoir "Decision Points" with the "Today" show's Matt Lauer, Bush recalls when West delivered his infamous 2005 sound bite, "George Bush doesn't care about black people."

"That [means], 'He's a racist,' " Bush told Lauer, "and I didn't appreciate it then. I don't appreciate it now. It's one thing to say, 'I don't appreciate the way he's handled his business.' It's another thing to say, 'This man's a racist.' I resent it, it's not true."

The tome even says the West incident marked "an all-time low" during his time in office. 

Watch the video of West during 2005 Hurricane Relief telethon, and let us your thoughts on Bush's recent comments in the field below.

-- Matt Donnelly
Twitter.com/MattDonnelly

Photo: President Bush at the Pentagon in 2008. Credit: Gerald Herbert / Associated Press 

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