Translation: “I only rejected him to trick the voters so I could win. He’s really a cool guy (just ignore that whole hate America, Anti-Semitism thing!”

Via NY Post:

Former President Barack Obama defended his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright as Georgia Senate hopeful Rev. Raphael Warnock faces scrutiny for his defense of the controversial religious leader.

The 44th commander-in-chief made the remarks during a wide-ranging interview with “The Breakfast Club” radio program Wednesday while promoting part one of his memoir “A Promised Land,” released earlier this month.

Cohost Angela Yee asked Obama if he thought he would have had to distance himself from the reverend in today’s political climate versus during the 2008 presidential election.

“Rev. Wright is an example of somebody who — supremely gifted preacher. Trinity United Church of Christ, obviously, outside Chicago had an amazing ministry, still does. And I was very close to a lot of people in that congregation as well as Rev. Wright,” the former president began.

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