- Ed Klein says Wright was “very quiet, very polite, very measured” during their interview
- Of the Obamas, Wright said, ”Church is not their thing. It was never their thing.”
- Wright claims Clinton campaign may have been paying black pastors to disparage him
- He says his words have been “misused and taken out of context”
- Reverend alleges that Obama changed dramatically once he became president
Edward Klein’s new book, “The Amateur,” an unauthorized biography of President Barack Obama, makes some startling and intriguing claims. From former President Bill Clinton calling Obama an “amateur” to Rev. Jeremiah Wright alleging that he was offered hush money, the book is full of political surprises. Earlier this week, Klein gave Fox News’Sean Hannity the three-hour recording of his discussion with Wright. The Blaze also obtained copies of the recordings.
The audio clips showcase a man — despite his intense rhetoric — who seems genuinely saddened by his deteriorated relationship with Obama. Wright, contrary to past videos and speeches, seems calm and collected as he recounts his personal experiences over the past few years.
“It wasn’t what I expected to tell you the truth because the guy who I met did not look like the guy on the videotapes,” Klein told Hannity of his time with Wright. “He was very quiet, very polite, very measured, and talked about his academic credentials, very proud of the fact that he had a Ph.D., and answered all my questions…there was no sense that this guy could go off the deep end.”
Throughout his time with the author, Wright can be heard offering Klein his assessment on a variety of issues relating to the president and his 2008 campaign. The Blaze already told you about Wright’s claim that he was offered $150,000 by a close Obama associate in exchange for his refusal to preach until after the 2008 election.
In a separate portion of the discussion, Wright talked about a cardboard box that holds some intriguing contents. In it, there are numerous articles and elements related to the Obama campaign and the drama that accompanied it.