The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the pastor whose sermons caused controversy for President Obama during the 2008 campaign, spoke to the Washington Post this week about the president, who has since distanced himself from Wright.
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Wright expressed dismay with the press for their portrayal of Obama, his former congregant.
"It is unrealistic to think that one person can change the mess that this country has gotten into, but to pick on him is like picking on one of my kids," Wright said. "I have been knowing him for 20 years."