2008 Obama Denounces Wright
posted by April 29 at 11:12 AMon
From Obama’s press conference just now:
The person that I saw yesterday was not the person that I had come to know over 20 years.
I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday.
I gave him the benefit of the doubt in my speech in Philadelphia, explaining that he has done enormous good in the church. But when he states and then amplifies such ridiculous propositions as the U.S. government somehow being involved in AIDS; when he suggests that Minister Farrakhan somehow represents one of the greatest voices of the 20th and 21st century; when he equates the U.S. wartime efforts with terrorism Ė then there are no exuses. They offend me. They rightly offend all Americans. And they should be denounced, and thatís what Iím doing very clearly and unequivocally here today.
But… what will Wright say in response?
UPDATE: Video of Obama’s opening statement at his press conference, via MSNBC: