In a recent interview, George W. Bush admitted that the low point in his presidency came when Kanye West called him a racist (in so many words).
After getting wind of it, Kanye responded, saying that he went through a similar experience when he was called racist after the Taylor Swift incident:
“I definitely can understand the way he feels, to be accused of being a racist in any way, because the same thing happened to me, where I got accused of being a racist. West replied, referring to the aftermath of his run-in with Taylor Swift last fall. “For both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America felt in that situation. With him, it was a lack of compassion of him not rushing, him not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. For me, it was a lack of compassion of cutting someone off in their moment. But nonetheless, I think we’re all quick to pull a race card in America. And now I’m more open, and the poetic justice that I feel, to have went through the same thing that he went [through] — and now I really more connect with him on just a humanitarian level.”
You gotta love the empathy he expresses for Bush, who is someone that people rarely express any empathy for!
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