'On Stump Last Night, Obama Was Trivializing' Wright Ruckus
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: What do you think of the Obama statement yesterday? Was it enough to finally put this behind him?
ANDREA MITCHELL: Perhaps, yes. He had to do it. This thing had been a nagging, you know, problem, an open wound really. This was a very public divorce. I should point out, though, that quite to my surprise when he was out on the stump last night, once again Obama was kind of trivializing it, saying "well, my opponents are making fun of me, and trying to define me, and saying I don't put my hand over my heart, and they talk about my former pastor's crazy statements." So he was trying to blame it on McCain, Hillary, whoever, rather than on what he earlier said in a very specific and dramatic way.
SCARBOROUGH: Wow! That's interesting. So he's downplaying it again as silly?H/t reader D.V.
MITCHELL: Well, out there on the stump he was, only hours after this, as I say, very public divorce.