Rev. Jeremiah Wright Blasts Obama at Chicago Teachers Union Event
There’s new controversy surrounding President Obama’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Obama distanced himself from Wright during the 2008 presidential election, after his inflammatory remarks were played in the media.
The Chicago teachers union invited Wright to speak at an event today, providing him a platform to launch new attacks, only this time it was directed at President Obama.
Wright said, “We need to teach the truth about our politicians, from Bush to Barack, because very clearly it is not about the person. It is about the policies of this government. King said, ‘I have a dream.’ Barack said, ‘I have a drone.’”
The media was invited to today’s event, but then barred from hearing the reverend’s speech. Fox News producer Griff Jenkins attempted to confront him, but was blocked by security. Watch the encounter in the clip above.
Tonight on On The Record, Jenkins reported that Wright described a “kill” list that President Obama looks at every Tuesday and chooses who he is going to kill.
The audience was made up of hundreds of local teachers and pastors in Chicago. Jenkins said Wright was invited to speak because the union hoped he would preach about social justice as they gear up for a fight against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Wright also attacked Bill Cosby, Abraham Lincoln, the Constitution and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Former Congressman Allen West told Greta Van Susteren that Wright is simply trying to make himself relevant by making outrageous comments. He said the focus should have been on graduation and incarceration rates for black males.
West added, “You’re dealing with a person who is completely irrational and he is a scorned woman.”
Tonight on The O’Reilly Factor, Bill went head-to-head with Hermene Hartman, the publisher of N’DIDO magazine. Watch the Factor debate below: