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

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2009 2:07 PM CDT
Wright: 'Them Jews' Won't Let Me Talk to Obama
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright speaks at the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Selma, Ala., in March.   (AP Photo)

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.” (More President Obama stories.)

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