Reporter: Were your girls as mad as mine were that Kanye gave Taylor Swift the Joe Wilson treatment? Barack Obama: I thought that was really inappropriate. You know I mean it’s like she’s getting an award what are you butting in? I hear you, I agree with you. Reporter: Does that count as the first question? Barack Obama: The young lady seems like a perfectly nice person, she’s getting her award, what is he doing up there? He’s a jackass. No all this stuff…I’m assuming all this stuff…where’s the pool? Come on guys cut the President some slack I got a lot of other stuff on my plate. ‘Cause I remember last time there was the fly thing that was the highlight… Report: That worked out well for you, you were a ninja. Barack Obama: Not really, except PITA. Reporter: You got the chopsticks this time? Barack Obama: Yeah right.
Barack Obama calls Kanye West a jackass for interrupting Taylor Swift during her award acceptance at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards.