ABC's Terry Moran set the Twitter-sphere all aflutter when he wrote:
TerryMorgan: Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a "jackass" for his outburst at VWAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT'S presidential. from Terry Morgan-6:39PM (1 hour ago)
We've reached out to Moran and will update this post when we learn more.
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."
The White House had no immediate comment.
— Josh Gerstein contributed to this report. source from politico.co
But regardless here is the recording of Obama calling Kanye a jackass and RIGHTFULLY SO!