Breaking up is so hard to do for Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
"When Obama threw me under the bus, he threw me under the bus literally," the firebrand South Side preacher wrote in a letter to a philanthropist this February.
Joseph Prischak, the president of Africa 6000 International, approached Wright about lobbying the White House to help release frozen funds to benefit Haiti's earthquake relief efforts in a letter dated Feb. 11.
Wright replied in a letter sent Feb. 18 that Obama and his staff considered him "toxic."
"No one in the Obama administration will respond to me, listen to me, talk to me or read anything that I write them," wrote the former pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ.
Wright's rhetoric -- when tapes of him saying "God Damn America" surfaced -- created a rift between him and then-Sen. Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Obama took heat for fiery sermons delivered by his then-longtime pastor, who blamed the U.S. for 9/11 and for AIDS in the black community. Obama denounced his longtime pastor and severed ties with him and his South Side church in a historic campaign speech about race in Philadelphia.
But Wright's hardened feelings didn't stop him from relenting to the relief group's request.
He agreed to write Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner asking if Africa 6000 International could access the millions donated by Uday Hussein, the son of Saddam Hussein in 1990.
Prischak claimed the younger Hussein entrusted his business partner, before he was imprisoned, with $125.5 million to buy milk, food and medicine for Iraqi children. They're seeking $36 million in interest from an overseas account to help children in Haiti.
The reverend may be right no one will listen to him. Who wants to deal with their friend's or for that matter, their boss's bitter ex?
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