President Barack Obama, like many others, was apparently less than thrilled with Kanye West‘s atics at the MTV Video Music Awards [click to read].

According to ABC‘s Terry Moran, “President Obama just called Kanye West a ‘jackass’ for his outburst at VMAs when Taylor Swift won. Now THAT’S presidential.”

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The report came via Moran‘s Twitter page.

A spokesperson issued a statement on behalf of ABC to regarding the situation:

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 has made no comment on the matter.