President Barack Obama’s former pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, is back in the news this week, but this time it’s for some highly critical comments he made about the president at an event for the Chicago Teachers Union Wednesday. While Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered for saying “I have a dream,” Wright suggested Obama’s legacy could be boiled down to “I have a drone.”
Don Lemon presented a report on Wright’s remarks, asking if they can be considered “political payback” for Obama’s decision to denounce the pastor’s past rhetoric during his 2008 campaign. While CNN’s cameras were asked to leave the room when Wright began speaking, they did manage to obtain some cell phone video of his speech.
In addition to the unfavorable comparison between Dr. King and Obama, Wright also reportedly compared himself to the civil rights leader, who he said was reduced to “sanitized” soundbites in the same way he was reduced to negative soundbites during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Watch video below, via CNN:
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