Friday, July 19, 2013

Obama speaks on Zimmerman verdict: “Trayvon Martin could have been me”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In what may prove to be one of the most historic moments of his administration, President Barack Obama used the daily White House briefing as an opportunity to speak on the Zimmerman verdict.
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.

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