Off the record seems to have become on the record if it involves celebrity commentary in Washington, with video being published showing US President Barack Obama calling Kanye West a jackass.
The comment from Obama was first reported yesterday after an ABC News reporter tweeted the news despite the comment being made off the record as the President prepared for interviews in the White House. The video was shown on CNN today.
In the video, Obama is asked about the Kanye West Taylor Swift incident and responds ” You know, it was like, she’s getting an award and what are you butting in? … The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person, she’s getting her award and what’s he doing up there? He’s a jackass.”
The President Obama calls Kanye West a jackass video as follows: