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Kanye West has responded to George W. Bush’s recent statement regarding his controversial post-Hurricane Katrina remarks, and oddly feels he can relate.

Say what now?

Five years later, Kanye says he can “connect” with W and can sympathize much more with the former President he once said “doesn’t care about black people.”

Kanye actually feels sympathy for G-Dubs now.

Bush recently told Matt Lauer that hearing Kanye say that during a Hurricane Katrina telethon was “a disgusting moment,” perhaps the worst of his presidency.

A Houston radio station asked West for his thoughts on this, and the response he gave was gracious, to say the least … albeit a bit of a stretch, logically.

“I definitely can understand the way he feels, to be accused of being a racist in any way, because the same thing happened to me, where I got accused of being a racist,” West said, referring to the aftermath of his run-in with Taylor Swift.

“For both situations, it was basically a lack of compassion that America felt in that situation. With him, it was a lack of compassion of him not rushing, him not taking the time to rush down to New Orleans. For me, it was a lack of compassion of cutting someone off in their moment.”

“I think we’re all quick to pull a race card in America.”

“Now I’m more open, and the poetic justice that I feel, to have went through the same thing, and now I really connect with him on a humanitarian level.”

Did anyone think Kanye’s hijacking of Taylor Swift’s speech was racially motivated? We just felt it was jackass-motivated, but maybe we’re just idealists.

Either way, he was certainly humble and took ownership of remarks he probably wouldn’t make if he had it to do over again, which we greatly respect.

What do you think of Kanye’s response?