Jesse Jackson is in hot water about his comments made in front of a hot microphone, he didn’t realize was turned on. So what did he say about Barack Obama. See below to find out!
Jesse Jackson made vulgar remarks about presidential hopeful, Barack Obama, who he actually supports.
Jesse Jackson said these Obama comments, which were picked up by a hot mic before an interview on healthcare Fox News’ Chicago studio.
Jesse Jackson remarked that he wanted to “cut his [Barack Obama’s] nuts out” .
Then Jesse Jackson continued commenting that Barack Obama “talks down to black folks” by giving moral lectures to African-Americans.
Fox News had planned to air the recording on Bill O’Reilly’s “The Factor” show. But Jackson issued an apology to hopefully stop the controversy.
Jackson said, “For any harm or hurt that this hot mic conversation may have caused, I apologize,” Jackson said in a statement.
Jackson suddenly had amnesia and couldn’t recall everything he’d said in the studio but said the remarks were part of a discussion about Obama speaking to black church-goers.
Jesse Jackson said that Obama was hurting his relationship with black voters, “that the senator was cutting off his you-know-whats with the black people and black churches.”
This isn’t the first time Jesse Jackson has criticized Obama. Jackson accused Obama of “acting like he’s white,” according to a South Carolina newspaper that cited a speech by Jackson at the historically black Benedict College in Columbia.
Jackson reportedly called the Obama campain to apologize for the comments and reiterate his support for Barack Obama’s campaign.
“My support for Senator Obama’s campaign is wide, deep and unequivocal,” Jackson said in his statement. “I cherish this redemptive and historical moment.”
Obama had no comment.
Wow! Interesting huh? So what do you think about Jesse Jackson’s remarks about Obama?