Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago'

Jul 19, 2013 | Posted by: Jim R Pickens | Full story: nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com

Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

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Obama also suggested that the outcome of the case could have been different if Martin were white. "If a white male teen would have been involved in this scenario," he said, "both the outcome and the aftermath might have been different."

Obama is stating that the Florida judicial system is racist?
The evidence was presented to the entire nation, yet our President, like other racist agitators, want to fan the flames.
I was aghast that the President of the United States would weigh in in a matter that was settled by a court of law.
He is acting more like a king demanding someones head. This isn't Game of Thrones Mr. President.
You were elected to lead this country and ALL Americans yet this sir, is your biggest failure AS PRESIDENT.
This speak was given by a community organizer, but isn't that the role you are most comfortable in?
I have stated from the beginning that you are NO leader, you lack even the basic tenants of leadership, and that is costing our country and society dearly.
Shame on you, Mr President
You have finally revealed your true colors.
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couldn't they just switch places like they do in all the tv movies ?
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You could have been martin? well we do live in hope.
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So unpresidential, I cannot believe he would do this. smh
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The President was brought up in an upper middle class home, went to private schools, college Harvard, etc. Trayvon was brought up in a drug infested lower class neighborhood known for its gangs, and criminal activities. No that couldn't have been Obama. The truth isn't in Obama. He will lie about anything
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In what way should Obama's remarks seem un-Presidential?

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Stag_R_Lee wrote:
In what way should Obama's remarks seem un-Presidential?
If you have to ask, you are too ignorant to comprehend.
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Obama's comments were VERY un-Presidential because Barak Obama is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

He has BIGGER issues to be dealing with/commenting on than a LOCAL ISSUE.

It's not for him to comment about a LOCAL ISSUE, because the Federal Government has zero business (unless CLEARLY justified) has nothing to do with the jury decision of those Sanford fl jurors.

I'm not sure who's pulling our presidents strings, but he REALLY NEVER SHOULD HAVE COMMENTED on this case.

The PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES, has GLOBAL ISSUES to be dealing with.

I'm VERY DISAPPOINTED in our president. He is (should be/have been) above LOWERING HIMSELF, but dealing with local crime.

AS a so-called black person, it's DISTURBING, that the LEADER Of THE 'FREE WORLD', is actually involving himself in 'local' matters.

Simply mind blowing. But his actions leads me to believe that Obama's 'strings are being pulled', and SOMEONE wants to start a RACE WAR.

Why the HELL should the leader of the free world comment on a LOCAL ISSUE?

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guest wrote:
He has BIGGER issues to be dealing with/commenting on than a LOCAL ISSUE.
RACISM is not a “local” issue it’s a WORLD WIDE ISSUE.

(educated yourself……books will help)

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TheOriginalDoby wrote:
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RACISM is not a “local” issue it’s a WORLD WIDE ISSUE.
(educated yourself……books will help)
Try a dictionary.

That would be "educate" yourself, not educated.

Look up self defense in a law library then come back and tell us where in that definition you find anything that connotates racist.

If you think that there is anything racist in defending one's self from being beaten into the ground by a Black thug wannabe then there is something seriously wrong with your thought process.

If you think racism played a part in 6 women finding Zimmerman not guilty then you need to slip on into Los Angles and join in with the rioters there. Raid a Wal-Mart or Target store. Get yourself a new big screen TV without paying for it.

In other words, act out on the low brow mentality that you presented with your post.
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Bama Yankee wrote:
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Try a dictionary.
That would be "educate" yourself, not educated.
Look up self defense in a law library then come back and tell us where in that definition you find anything that connotates racist.
If you think that there is anything racist in defending one's self from being beaten into the ground by a Black thug wannabe then there is something seriously wrong with your thought process.
If you think racism played a part in 6 women finding Zimmerman not guilty then you need to slip on into Los Angles and join in with the rioters there. Raid a Wal-Mart or Target store. Get yourself a new big screen TV without paying for it.
In other words, act out on the low brow mentality that you presented with your post.
Typo, Typo…...Blah blah blah……my point still stands. Racism is not a local issue. PERIOD! If you don’t like the fact that Obama commented on it, too bad. Nobody cares. LOL!
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TheOriginalDoby wrote:
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RACISM is not a “local” issue it’s a WORLD WIDE ISSUE.
(educated yourself……books will help)
Proof of "racism issue"

Zimmerman is half Peruvian & 12% Black Afro Peruvian!

Many of Zimmerman's Black friends & Black neighbors have defended him in the case & also defended him as NOT RACIST.

Zimmerman mentored Black kids.

Zimmerman had Black family he ate with!!

Zimmerman voted for Obama as a registered Democrat!!
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Typo, Typo…...Blah blah blah……my point still stands. Racism is not a local issue. PERIOD! If you don’t like the fact that Obama commented on it, too bad. Nobody cares. LOL!
He has proven once again that he is not the president of the United States but only of black America. He is just as big a racist as Al $harpton and Je$$e Jack$on. A liberal socialist democrat that panders to the blacks for their votes, but only has to toss them a bone or two once in a while, eminding them that they really do need the govenmment.
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This is how Obama treats someone who voted for him!?

This is really not right!!

George Zimmerman voted for Obama & Obama has given George Zimmerman such an aweful, shabby, just plain unfair "Thanks" & treatment to one of his voters who helped to vote him in!!

Not only did George Zimmerman help to vote in Obama he did so in a very close swing state of Florida!!

This is the thanks Obama gives to a person who voted for him!?

This is a repulsive & appalling low for the President!!!
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I wonder if Obama was president during the OJ Simpson trial.

If he would have said "You know I could have been OJ Simpson"
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If I was White & had a White wife urr a Black wife urr a White wife that might not have happened.

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JanSobieskiSavedEurope wrote:
I wonder if Obama was president during the OJ Simpson trial.
If he would have said "You know I could have been OJ Simpson"
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If I was White & had a White wife urr a Black wife urr a White wife that might not have happened.
The OJ Simpson trial, the Casey Anthony trial, and this trial , all show how stupid the people of Florida.
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guest wrote:
Obama's comments were VERY un-Presidential because Barak Obama is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
He has BIGGER issues to be dealing with/commenting on than a LOCAL ISSUE.
It's not for him to comment about a LOCAL ISSUE, because the Federal Government has zero business (unless CLEARLY justified) has nothing to do with the jury decision of those Sanford fl jurors.
I'm not sure who's pulling our presidents strings, but he REALLY NEVER SHOULD HAVE COMMENTED on this case.
The PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES, has GLOBAL ISSUES to be dealing with.
I'm VERY DISAPPOINTED in our president. He is (should be/have been) above LOWERING HIMSELF, but dealing with local crime.
AS a so-called black person, it's DISTURBING, that the LEADER Of THE 'FREE WORLD', is actually involving himself in 'local' matters.
Simply mind blowing. But his actions leads me to believe that Obama's 'strings are being pulled', and SOMEONE wants to start a RACE WAR.
Why the HELL should the leader of the free world comment on a LOCAL ISSUE?
I totally agree with you!!

This case should have been very localized & never been very nationally known like this in the first place!!

However this is not only the fault of Obama.

This is really mostly the fault of the Leftist Kosher Media railing on about Trayvon to push their Left wing Kosher gun control like the Kosher Dianne Fainstein is pushing for.

Meanwhile the Kosher media makes bags of cash out of increased viewers over their reality soap opera of "Trayvon"

Yet... The goyim of different colors are at each other's throats due to the Kosher media supporting this all!!
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...... It is all so disgusting it shows how far the Left wing Kosher have pushed their "Chutspah" in the media & through their Obama stooge funded to power by Kosher Goldman Sachs & the stooge of Kosher David Axelrod.
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..... It is so disgusting the U.S.A Kosher media & the Kosher backed token gentile President have shown just how sick, biased & little regard these people have now.
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..... I mean there have already been dozens perhaps hundreds maybe even thousands of victims from the Kosher media covering this case to death.

That includes the riot victims, attack victims, vandalism victims from the Trayvon soap opera.
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...... Yet.... There are about 15,000 murders in the U.S a year.
Just under 2,000 of those are interracial most whom the victims are the opposite race as Trayvon actually!!

No justice for any of therse people!!

Where is the media for the thousands of other cases just like this!?
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If TREYVON had been born at the exact same time as me, He could have been a white OBAMA
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Obama's comments were VERY un-Presidential because Barak Obama is THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
He has BIGGER issues to be dealing with/commenting on than a LOCAL ISSUE.
It's not for him to comment about a LOCAL ISSUE, because the Federal Government has zero business (unless CLEARLY justified) has nothing to do with the jury decision of those Sanford fl jurors.
I'm not sure who's pulling our presidents strings, but he REALLY NEVER SHOULD HAVE COMMENTED on this case.
The PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES, has GLOBAL ISSUES to be dealing with.
I'm VERY DISAPPOINTED in our president. He is (should be/have been) above LOWERING HIMSELF, but dealing with local crime.
AS a so-called black person, it's DISTURBING, that the LEADER Of THE 'FREE WORLD', is actually involving himself in 'local' matters.
Simply mind blowing. But his actions leads me to believe that Obama's 'strings are being pulled', and SOMEONE wants to start a RACE WAR.
Why the HELL should the leader of the free world comment on a LOCAL ISSUE?
How unpresidential was it when Bill clinton commented on the Rodney King?

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