Posted Dec. 9, 2008 – In a sermon delivered Sunday at his old stomping ground, Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, referred to one of his harshest critics, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, of “The View,” as "that dumb broad."
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Speaking at Trinity United Church of Christ for its 47th anniversary, the retired Wright included his trademark array of history lessons, mimicry and singing, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. His ire, however, was saved for Hasselbeck, who Wright twice referred to as a "broad," including once as "that dumb broad."
Wright expressed pride in Obama's longtime association with Trinity United Church of Christ, where he recently retired after serving 36 years as senior pastor, but was critical of the president-elect for abandoning the church.
“The hatred of the media and the haters in politics may have caused him to distance himself from us, but the love of Christ will never allow me to distance myself from him,' Wright said of Obama. "I can no more disown him than I can disown any other child of mine who makes [a] bad decision. He made a bad decision, but he's still my child."
Meanwhile, on the ABC talk show on Monday, Hasselbeck characterized Wright’s remarks as both sexist and small-minded.