Senator Barack Obama publicly denounced his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, on Tuesday, saying that the pastor’s message on Monday to the National Press Club “contradicts everything that I have been saying during this campaign.”
“I have been a member of Trinity Church since 1992. I have known Rev. Wright for almost twenty years. The person I saw yesterday is not the person I met twenty years ago,” Obama stated at a press conference on Tuesday.
In an attempt to do some serious damage control, Senator Obama publicly denounced Rev. Wright by calling his remarks “appalling.”