President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, gave a controversial speech to the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday. His fiery speech, which was meant to commemorate the life of Martin Luther King Jr., was partly aimed at Obama.
This comes as a surprise to many, since Wright and Obama were once very close.
One attendee managed to record a small part of Wright’s speech, even though cameras were not allowed in the event.
Wright allegedly 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.'”
He then responded to one event attendee and said of Obama, “That’s not the man of peace that you just talked about. That’s a man controlled by government.”
Wright went on to discuss Obama’s alleged kill list, which the White House checks “every Tuesday” and “decides who they’re going to kill this week.”
According to FOX reporter Griff Jenkins, who was present at the event, Wright only said negative things about Obama.
Appearing on Greta VanSusteren’s FOX show, Jenkins said, “No, there were no complimentary remarks whatsoever. We haven’t seen Reverend Wright in a while. He is back and he is just the same as always, fired up, very incendiary.”