Obama apparently called Kanye West a jackass for his VMA Award show behavior where he grandstanded during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech for best video. Supposedly, it was an off the record remark and apologies are flying all over the place now. Here is more from Politico.
Although it wasn’t long before Moran removed it, with over a million followers, the tweet quickly bounced around Twitter through various users.
Now, an ABC spokesperson explains to POLITICO what happened:
“In the process of reporting on remarks by President Obama that were made during a CNBC interview, ABC News employees prematurely tweeted a portion of those remarks that turned out to be from an off-the-record portion of the interview. This was done before our editorial process had been completed. That was wrong. We apologize to the White House and CNBC and are taking steps to ensure that it will not happen again.”