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Kanye West vs. George W. Bush: The saga continues (on the Today Show)

Kanye West famously said "George Bush doesn't care about black people" during a charity television special in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, responding to perceived failures in the government response to the disaster.

Former President George W. Bush returned to the public spotlight recently as he promotes his new biography, "Decision Points." He sat down for interviews with NBC's Matt Lauer, where he said that Kanye West implying that he was a racist was the lowest moment of his presidency. West responded in his own interview with Matt Lauer.

West said that he empathized with Bush after being called a racist himself when he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and said that Beyonce should have won the Best Female Video award instead. However, West got upset when NBC played the clip during the interview while West was talking about Bush.

West posted about being upset with the video being played during his interview on Twitter, writing "Yo I really wonder if Matt Lauer thought that s--- was cool to play the 'MTV' clip while I was speaking about Bush?" However, West later deleted that and a subsequent tweet about Matt Lauer.

What do you think about what Former President George W. Bush and Kanye West said, and do you think West was right to get upset with NBC playing a clip of the Taylor Swift incident during the interview? Do you ever delete tweets when you calm down later?

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