WhiteHouseWrap 04/27/11

Jay Carney vs. Franklin Graham

Earlier this week, before Obama's birth certificate was released, his Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about comments Franklin Graham made in an interview with ABC's Christiane Amanpour.

The Q and A was as follows:

Carney: Yes, David. Last one.

Q: Thanks, Jay. Another religious question. Yesterday, Franklin Graham said that the President has some issues to deal with when it comes to proving he was born in the United States. And last month the Reverend Graham said also, “The Muslim Brotherhood is very strong and active in our country. It’s infiltrated every level of our government,” meaning your administration.

So I want to know if the White House is concerned that a top religious figure is making charges of this nature about the President and his administration.

Carney: David, I would just say I think it’s unfortunate that a religious leader would choose Easter Sunday to make preposterous charges. And I’ll leave it at that.

Now, for Mr. Graham's side. You can watch the interview with Christiane Amanpour, here.

And, read a very interesting follow-up interview with Christianity Today done yesterday, here.