Friday, July 19, 2013
Obama speaks on Zimmerman verdict: “Trayvon Martin could have been me”
In a poignant moment of personal reflection, Obama compared his own experience as a young black man. “When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son…another way of saying that is Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago."
The President’s remarks came as the White House press corps gathered for the daily briefing with Press Secretary Jay Carney.
“Once again I send my thoughts and prayers to the family for Trayvon Martin and remark on the incredible grace and dignity with which they've dealt with the entire situation can only imagine what they're going through its remarkable how they've handled it,” Obama said.