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In an interview with The Daily Press of Virginia, Reverend Jeremiah Wright said that "Jews" are keeping him from talking to President Obama, a former member of the pastor's church.
"Them Jews aren't going to let him talk to me," Wright said. "I told my baby daughter, that he'll talk to me in five years when he's a lame duck, or in eight years when he's out of office."
Mr. Obama severed his relationship with Wright during his presidential campaign, after he came under fire for Wright's controversial and racially charged comments, including "God damn America."
Although Wright did not specify whether he has attempted to contact the president, he said he has not spoken to Mr. Obama since January.
"They will not let him to talk to somebody who calls a spade what it is," he said. "...I said from the beginning: He's a politician; I'm a pastor. He's got to do what politicians do."
Wright says he does not bear any grudge towards Mr. Obama for his actions, although he said the president has made "bad choices," much like his children.
"He's my son. I'm proud of him," Wright said. "I've got five biological kids. They all make mistakes and bad choices. I haven't stopped loving any of them. He made mistakes. He made bad choices. I've got kids who listen to their friends. He listened to those around him. I did not disown him."