The Rev. Jeremiah Wright generally avoids media interviews and, according to past accounts, he’s even reluctant to allow cameras into his sermons and speeches. That said, the fiery faith leader — the man most known for being President Barack Obama’s former pastor and for his contentious sermons — did an exclusive interview with KDKA-TV. Aside from commenting about his past depiction in media, the outlet claims that Wright “still retains a relationship with President Obama.”
As for this latter point, it’s unclear where KDKA-TV retrieved the information about the pastor’s current standing with the president. While it appeared the two had drifted apart following media furor and Obama’s subsequent (and very public) separation from Wright, it’s certainly possible that they are, once again, communicating.
The outlet writes, “Wright is now retired but still retains a relationship with President Obama and spends most of his time talking about civil rights.”