Finally distancing himself from mentor and friend
Democrat Barack Obama has announced that he was outraged and appalled by the latest comments from his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, who asserted that criticism of his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church and the U.S. government was responsible for the creation of the AIDS virus.
The presidential candidate is seeking to tamp down the growing fury over Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his incendiary remarks that threaten to undermine his campaign.
“I am outraged by the comments that were made and saddened by the spectacle that we saw yesterday,” Obama told reporters at a news conference, the Washington Post reports.
Rev. Wright, who officiated at the Obama’s marriage and baptized their daughters, can be seen here.