Obama Defends Trinity: “This is Not A Crackpot Church”

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Says on Philadelphia’s “Michael Smerconish Show” taped Friday for airing Monday that he’s had conversations with Wright in the past about “some of his views,” but also defended him for building “one of the finest churches in Chicago.”

Also invokes B. Clinton inviting Wright to the White House as a measure of the pastor’s credibility (and works in a Lewinsky reference…).

Read key exchange here.

Plus: At Easter Sunday services, new pastor of Obama’s Chicago church did not shy away from Wright controversy, said national scrutiny is a test that will only make congregation stronger.

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