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ABC Tweet Says Obama Called Kanye A "Jackass"

Sep. 15 2009, Published 11:50 a.m. ET

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Even the President of the United States isn't safe from Twitter.

On Monday, ABC News reporter Terry Moran was tweeting about an off-the-record interview the President was conducting with news outlet CNBC.

"Pres. Obama just called Kanye West a 'jackass' for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT's presidential," Moran's tweet read.

Click here to relive the shocking moment of Kanye storming stage during Swift's shining moment.

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Soon after posting, the Tweet was removed from Moran's page, as well as two others pertaining to more Official matters.

Website Politico obtained the following statement on behalf of Moran:

"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."

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While we're glad that journalistic integrity lives on in 140 characters or less, at least we know where the President stands in the latest Kanye saga.

Click here to see a tearful West apologize for stealing Swift's thunder.



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