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Rev.Wright at National Press Club

The Huffington Post
April 28th  2008  10:41 am 

Rev. Jeremiah Wright appeared at the National Press Club on Monday morning, speaking out in what he called a defense of the traditional black church, and charging that he will “come after” Barack Obama if he is elected president, since Obama would represent a government whose policies harm the poor.

“How long do you let someone say something about your faith tradition before you speak up and say something?” he told a packed crowd of journalists and supporters, many of whom stood and cheered throughout his remarks and Q&A session.

In the clip below, Wright addresses questions about his patriotism, his thoughts on Louis Farrakhan, and his relationship with Obama.

Some excerpts from his appearance today:

_ “I stand before you to open up this two-day symposium with the hope that this most recent attack on the black church is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright; it is an attack on the black church. … The most recent attack on the black church, it is our hope that this just might mean that the reality of the African-American church will no longer be invisible.”

_ On Obama’s denunciation of some of his past remarks:

“Politicians say what they say and do what they do based on electability, based on sound bites, based on polls, Huffington, whoever’s doing the polls. Preachers say what they say because they’re pastors. They have a different person to whom they’re accountable. As I said, whether he gets elected or not, I’m still going to have to be answerable to God November 5 and January 21. That’s what I mean. I do what pastors do. He does what politicians do. I am not running for office. I am hoping to be vice president. …

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