In an interview with Matt Lauer on The Today Show, former President George W. Bush claimed that Kanye West’s statement that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” at the Concert For Hurricane Relief in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina, was the lowest point of his presidency.
Bush: “Yeah. I still feel that way, As you read those words,” I felt ‘em when I heard ‘em, felt ‘em when I wrote ‘em and I felt ‘em when I’m listening to ‘em.”
Lauer: “I wonder if some people are going to read that, now that you’ve written it, and they might give you some heat for that. And the reason is this –”
Bush: “Don’t care,”
Lauer: “Well, here’s the reason, 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: “I also 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.”