An off-the-record comment by Barack Obama calling Kanye West a "jackass" was tweeted by an ABC reporter, who quickly deleted the tweet from ABC New's Twitter account. But the tweet was retweeted by hundreds of thousands of followers, prompting an ABC spokesman to release a statement.

From Michael Calderones' blog at Politico.com:

ABC News reporter Terry Moran caused quite a commotion tonight on Twitter following after writing: "Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a "jackass" for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential."

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.

Obama gets props for verbally expressing what many of us are thinking about that attention whore, Kanye.

  • Daisy

    I don't believe this story that is all

  • SunnyPA

    ROFL...
    Sandra, my daughter just said, "WTF, the country is bankrupt, going down the drain and Obama's sitting up watching the VMAs. Who's the jackass?!?!?". lol

  • SunnyPA

    Omigosh, I just want to make it out of 2009 alive. lol

  • Daisy

    Sunny do you know how many people who DID NOT watch the VMAs and know about the Kanye situation? If you made it through 8yrs of Bush then you will be just fine and last I checked God determined who made it to the next yr or not.

    YAY my pic changed :dance:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Lol @ SunnyPA. :)

    Lmao @ someone on Twitter just said "when is the Obama/Kanye beer summit at the white house :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Daisy Says:
    I don’t believe this story that is all

    ****************************************************************

    That's the problem with you Kool Aid drinkers. You don't believe the truth but you believe lies.

  • SunnyPA

    Daisy, get a life will ya...it's not that serious.

  • Daisy

    Sandra I haven't drank kool aid since I was a child and I dont have a problem IF he really said that but I dont believe he did

    Sunny I am living my life like its golden POW!

  • starr

    Obama is the only president thats going to be asked pop culture question.

    This journalist should lose his job though....not because its the prez, but because you don't post, report things that are said off the record. Thats like h.s. journalism...lol Now this is gona be front page news...lol

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Everyone, CLICK here to see the original tweet from ABC News' Terry Moran beforew he deleted it. @ Daisy, whether you choose to believe or not is up to you. But ABC News confirms that Obama said it.

  • SunnyPA

    Kanye did it! He recouped unbelievably on Jay Leno. He almost had me crying.

  • starr

    Kanye is gonna have to show me with his behavior. No more apologizing and doing the same shyt months or a year lata.

    That being said.....Maybe the absolute backlash of this whole thing will make him behave

  • starr

    And between lil mamas foolishness and his.....perhaps its time for some security by the stage lol

  • KaraZ

    umm Sandra... so if Obama calls Beyonce a "screaming azz banshee," he'll be good in your books?

  • SunnyPA

    I know what you're saying Starr ... apologies are cheap nowadays.

    But I'm feelin' a Taylor/Kanye duet ... IDK ...

  • http://twitter.com/docjam1 Doc Jam

    I'm a Kanye supporter...but even I felt bad for Taylor. She looked so sad after he gave the mic back to her...He was wrong, and he knows it...

  • Daisy

    Sandra you are funny to me. I said I did NOT believe this because I do NOT look to your site for news or the truth regarding Pres Obama. I need a more reliable source when it comes to him. I am a water junkie and could care less that he called Ye a jackazz my Pres is cool as hail so I did not think he was above cursing or calling somebody out.

    Kanye I pray you meant what you said and take the time you need to deal with the hurt of losing your mother once and for all. I did not throw you under the bus I still held it down for you and I still STANS for you! God Bless.

  • http://twitter.com/LaydeeJustice LadyJustice

    so much for OFF THE RECORD

  • Shauny

    So what if he did and so what if he didn't. BTW my mom was talking about what Kanye did after seeing it on the news EVERY 5 minutes so you didn't have to see the show to know. It was on my morning news, Regis and Kelly, The View, I was getting tired of it.

    So Roger Federer curses out a linesmen in his match and guess what peeps.....EVERY story that I've read so far has focused on making sure we know that Serenas was much worse. Bad Serena....good Roger.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Why should President Obama care about something as trival as what goes on the MTV Awards?? Aren't there more important things that need his attention?? President Obama is sure is quick to jump on Black men. Obama you need to stop having flashbacks of your deadbeat sperm donor. Not every Black man is a bad man. Leave Kanye West alone. The little white girl had her moment thanks to Sasha, I mean Beyonce. Move on. Next.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Why should President Obama care about something as trival as what goes on at the MTV Awards?? Aren’t there more important things that need his attention?? President Obama sure is quick to jump on Black men. Obama you need to stop having flashbacks of your deadbeat sperm donor. Not every Black man is a bad man. Leave Kanye West alone. The little white girl had her moment thanks to Sasha, I mean Beyonce. Move on. Next.

  • anti-PC

    For once I agree with Obama.

  • mizzdallas

    Good morning all!

    And sandra had to pick the most unattractive pic of kanye! Im so sick of this news story its not even funny no more!

  • missmiami

    LMAO @ THIS POST. I DONT SEE THE BIG DEAL WITH "IF THE PRESIDENT SAID IT" BECAUSE HE TO IS HUMAN AND SO WHAT IF KANYE EXPRESSED HIS OPINION. THAT'S AMERICA FOR YOU!!!!!!! OF COURSE IT DOESN'T HELP THAT TAYLOR IS A WHITE FEMALE WHO APPEARS TO BE DEFENSELESS.

  • kwallace577

    there is a time and place for everything...and as always 'ye picked the wrong one. and yeah he lost his moms, God bless him for that....but is that a reason for him to continue carrying the hail on? and if i remember correctly he was outta pocket once or twice BEFORE mrs. west even passed.

    kanye and everybody else need to stop letting that be a pass for just downright disrespectful behavior. folks loose their parents every DAY....famous and non-famous. so i am not even tryna hear that as an excuse cause like i said he was an azz once or twice before his mom even died.

    kanye was wrong and he know he was wrong and that is why he was stammering like the lil bish he is on jay leno last night.

    props to jay for bringing him to his knees. for somebody who is always so full of words...SURPRISE he had none.

  • Krysi J

    Kanye IZ a fukking JACKAZZ.....infact he's the Jack of ALL azzes...so hell I agree with the remark. He and lil Mama definitely get the "DONKEY" award for the VMA stunts. However, this is not a very good look for the president....IMO. He just really could have said "no comment" about something that should be SO insignificant to him right now.

  • kwallace577

    actually i think all of the regular posters know i am one to do my research...WHY i just went and read an article that basically says each and every one of this dude's televised outburts with the exception of THIS one....was BEFORE his mother died??? so what was his excuse THEN? for him to be blaming his lack of public speaking skills on loosing his mother...it makes it even WORSE imo since she was alive for all of them except this one.

  • http://notenoughrealmen.blogspot.com 2thick4u

    The reporter should be fired :) !!!

  • KaraZ

    @kwallace, I'm glad you came back and posted that. Kanye is lying on his dead mother, he's been a azzhole with an over inflated ego for years now. He acts like he's a gift to music, when in fact all he did, was done years ago by people with less access, less funds and more talent in their pinkies than he can ever hope to have. Someone needs to bash the other side of his face and have it match the already crooked side.

  • mizzdallas

    I dont think the reporter should be fire for something so small, the president just shouldve said "no comment" he got better and bigger issues to tackle then some dang gone crazy azz kanye... well anyway if he come out with a hot record I will support him..... that 808 & heartbreak ish was a not it

  • mizzdallas

    just read karaz comment damn tell us how u really feel

  • Daisy

    Listening is KEY! KANYE NEVER BLAMED HIS MOTHER HE SAID HIMSELF IT WAS NO EXCUSE! People are ASSuming he blamed his mothers death because it came up during the interview when he did NOT! Kanye had many a outburst while is mother was alive BUT he never walked the red carpet with a bottle of liquor and hooker (sorry Amber)on his arm or jumped on stage during somebody elses speech and interrupted them. HE WAS WRONG and he said as much in his THREE apologizes That is all..

  • kwallace577

    @daisy...listening sure is key. did you see the jay leno clip from last night? when kanye admitted that his pain and hurt from loosing his mother caused him in turn to hurt someone else?

  • kwallace577

    and he never walked the red carpet with henrock per se...you were right about that...but he HAS blamed a prior outburst he had at the 2006 mtv uk awards....on drinking..."Later that night, West claimed that the incident was due to him drinking before the show. "I had a little sippy sippy," he told MTV U.K. He added that, after the show, he planned to do "a little more sippy sippy."

    Jesus be an AA meeting for Kanye.

  • kwallace577

    BUT he never walked the red carpet with a bottle of liquor and hooker (sorry Amber)on his arm or jumped on stage during somebody elses speech and interrupted them.
    ---------------------------------
    research is key too. he has jumped on stage and interrupted before. he has.

    "Kanye West's run-in with Taylor Swift was not the rapper's first time interrupting another artist's acceptance speech. At the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards, West got on stage after his video "Touch the Sky" lost to Justice and Simian's video "We Are Your Friends."

    In a speech full of expletives, West took the mic from the duo and exclaimed that his video should have won because it "cost a million dollars, Pamela Anderson was in it. … I was jumping across canyons. … If I don't win, the awards show loses credibility."

  • KaraZ

    @mizzdalles, I do feel a lil better now that's of my chest lol!

    But the President saying the comment during an official interview, the comment was saif off-camera before the interview. He has a right to make a comment about any azzhole, like we do, especially when he's being asked his personal thoughts on a popular news item.

  • ELove

    ANY sitting-President's public reaction to ANY INSIGNIFICANT entertainment item of the moment SHOULD ALWAYS BE "No Comment" ... IF ANY AT ALL -- IMO

    Oh Yeah, And CRACK is WHACK !!!!!
    :lol:

  • miamore73

    Wow he certainly looks like on in that picture!!

  • http://myspace.com/katgirl33 katgirl33

    In Auntie's defense Daisy.....

    Auntie was not the first to drop this.....ABC News was....

    When the news backs up what Auntie says, I know it's the real deal....we said the same thing to Auntie when she got the Ri Ri beatdown photo.....and we now know that the two female cops got paid $68K for the picture.....

    I got it from Auntie first.....the next day I saw it on the news that the LAPD was investigating the pic.....that's the day that story swept the nation, and took CB's career out the door with it.....

    Auntie Sandra be on point girl......