Wright: 'Them Jews' Won't Let Me Talk to Obama

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2009 2:07 PM CDT
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaks at the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Selma, Ala., in March.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has no hard feelings against President Obama and will speak to him again when able, the Newport News (Va.) Daily Press reports. Wright, at a ministers conference, said, “them Jews aren’t going to let him talk to me. I told my baby daughter, that he’ll talk to me in 5 years when he’s a lame duck, or in 8 years when he’s out of office.”

Wright also bears no ill will toward the president who distanced himself during the campaign. “Of course I voted for him,” Wright said. “He’s my son. I’m proud of him. I’ve got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven’t stopped loving any of them.” Wright boiled down their difference simply. “He’s a politician; I’m a pastor. He’s got to do what politicians do.”