"The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. She's getting her award. What's he doing up there? He's a jackass."Sept. 14, 2009
Whoops. Unfortunately for Obama, the ABC News cameras were already rolling when he muttered this off-the-record comment before an interview with reporter Terry Moran. Though West's interruption of singer Taylor Swift during the MTV Video Music Awards had drawn widespread criticism, Obama immediately caught his slipup. "Come on guys. Cut the President some slack," he joked. Moran promptly tweeted, and then deleted, the President's comment, but the remark had already made it onto the record.