(ANI): US President Barack Obama called singer Kanye West
'jackass', for interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music
ABC spokesperson Terry Moran had posted the leader"s off the
record comments on social network site Twitter. However, the
channel"s spokesperson has clarified that it was mistakenly posted
on the net.
"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," the Politico quoted a
source as saying.
“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 source
The White House has maintained silence over the issue.
Meanwhile, Kanye West has said that he is ashamed about the
West had cut Taylor short to suggest that Beyonce deserved the
award instead of her.