Wright: 'Obama Threw Me Under the Bus'

Says president won't listen or talk to him
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2010 12:48 PM CDT
Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, addresses attendees of the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement Conference dinner in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
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(Newser) – Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama have not buried the hatchet. The AP has acquired a letter Wright recently sent to Joseph Prischak, the president of charity Africa 6000 International, telling him there was no way he could intercede for him with Obama. “No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me, or read anything I write about them.” Wright wrote. “I am 'radioactive,' Sir.”

“When Obama threw me under the bus, he threw me under the bus literally!” The letter represents the harshest language Wright has used yet against Obama, and strongly suggests that Wright doesn't understand the meaning of the word “literally.” Prischak wanted Wright's help convincing Obama to release $87 million in frozen funds, sent to Prischak by Uday Hussein in 1990, to help quake victims in Haiti. (This is a revised version; the previous story contained an error.)

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