Former president George H.W. Bush and wife Barbara Bush were on ‘Larry King Live’ on Monday to discuss the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, were both weighed in on comments last Friday by Kanye West that “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people” on NBC’s Concert For Hurricane Relief. When reminded that his son said the reaction should have been faster that he wasn’t satisfied, Bush 41 responded, “Sure. I don’t think — certainly I’m not satisfied but I’m just talking about the blame game and there was one particularly vicious comment that the president didn’t care, was insensitive on ethnicity. Insensitive about race. Now that one hurt because I know this president and I know he does care and you know what can he do? He can just go out and do what he’s doing today, showing that the federal government is involved, has been involved, will continue to be involved.” The former First Lady added, “I don’t believe that. I really didn’t hear it. I’m going to tell you the truth but I don’t believe it. I know it’s not true and of course as George says if you want to really get in trouble criticize my son to me. But I really didn’t hear that at all today. People came up to me all day long and said ‘God bless your son,’ people of different races and it was very, very moving and touching and they felt like when he flew over that it made all the difference in their lives so I just don’t hear that.” Check out the complete transcript here.
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