Obama Denounces Wright

In a press conference today, Barack Obama broke his ties with Rev. Jeremiah Wright — or at least tried his best to get the episode behind him.

He said he was "outraged" by Wright’s remarks before the National Press Club on Monday, calling them "wrong and destructive" and the entire appearance a "spectacle." In particular, he mentioned Wright’s charge that the U.S. government was somehow responsible for the AIDS crisis, as well as his former pastor’s praise of Louis Farrakhan.

Obama even said Wright "made a caricature of himself" before the press club.

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