Obama: I’ve Been in Pews for Some Wright Controversial Remarks

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In most specific explanation yet, tells reporters in Portland, Oregon he was present during pastor’s condemnation of unspecified U.S. foreign, domestic policies but was unaware of some more extreme views such as his thoughts on AIDS and his saying “God damn America” as shown in videos.

Added: “There’s no doubt that we’ve had a turbulent couple of weeks…but we’ve had turbulent weeks in the past. People just don’t remember them.”

Plus: Tries to clarify “typical white person” comment from speech, says it was a “continuation of the broader point that I made.”

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