What is important here is not only what Michael Pfleger said to the Trinity United Church of Christ (Barack and Michelle Obamas’ church) but also the audience’s reaction to it. These are the people with whom the Obamas have presumably prayed for twenty years. Applause is universal, and no one raises an objection to “There were a whole lot of white people crying.” It’s reasonable to believe that Barack and Michelle Obama might have cheered as well, given the content of Barack’s “Dreams From My Father” and Michelle’s senior thesis from Princeton.
“We must be honest enough to expose white entitlement and supremacy wherever it raises its head. …Reverand Moss, when Hillary was crying, and people said that was put on, I really don’t believe it was put on. I really believe that she just always thought, ‘This is mine. I’m Bill’s wife. I’m white. And this is mine. I just got to get up and step into the plate.’ And then out of nowhere came, hey, I’m Barack Obama. And she said, ‘Oh damn, where did you come from? I’m white. I’m entitled. There’s a black man stealing my show.’”
[Michael] Pfleger then mimicked Clinton crying as the audience [Barack Obama’s congregation] erupted into applause and gave Pfleger’s remarks a standing ovation. Clinton has become emotional during several interviews this year, and some media commentators have questioned her sincerity.
In his sermon, Pfleger added, “She wasn’t the only one crying. There was a whole lot of white people cryin’.”
Aaron Klein, “Hillary believed she’d win ’cause she’s white’”