In an Internet video recorded Sunday, Father Michael Pfleger, an activist Catholic priest and pastor visiting Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, of which Obama is a member, says:
"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. . . .' And then out of nowhere came, 'Hey, I'm Barack Obama,' and she said, 'Oh, damn. . . . There's a black man stealing my show.' "
Obama expressed disappointment, as he did over remarks by Trinity's retired pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
"As I have traveled this country, I've been impressed not by what divides us, but by all that unites us," Obama said in a statement.
"That is why I am deeply disappointed in Father Pfleger's divisive, backward-looking rhetoric."
Clinton's campaign condemned Pfleger's remarks and demanded that Obama "specifically reject" them.
Pfleger apologized in a statement.