"The person I saw yesterday was not the person that I had come to know over twenty years. I understand that I think he was pained and angered from what had happened previously during the first stage of this controversy. I think he felt vilified and attacked and I understand that he wanted to defend himself. I understand that he has gone through difficult times of ... and he is leaving his ministry after many years so that may account for the change.

Barack Obama speaks about Reverend Wright's sermons and defends himself.