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In a recent interview with Matt Lauer, former president George Bush says Kanye West’s 2005 post-Katrina rant: “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” — cut him deep.

In the “Matt Lauer Reports” interview, which will appear on Monday, November 8 on NBC, Bush said Kanye was the racist when he uttered his now famous words on live television.

“I didn’t appreciate it then. I don’t appreciate it now. … I resent it, it’s not true, and it was one of the most disgusting moments in my presidency,” said Bush.

Lauer replied, “You’re not saying that the worst moment in your presidency was watching the misery in Louisiana. You’re saying it was when someone insulted you because of that.”

Bush, who is promoting his new book, quickly clarified his statement that Kanye’s publicity stunt was just one of the “tough moments” of his presidency.

“I also make it clear that the misery in Louisiana affected me deeply as well,” said Bush. “There’s a lot of tough moments in the book. And it was a disgusting moment, pure and simple.”