President Obama has spoken to the nation about the tragic shooting of Trayvon Martin saying, “If I Had A Son He’d Look Like Trayvon.” Get the President’s full statement below…….
After he announced Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim as the new head of the World Bank, President Obama addressed the nation regarding the Trayvon Martin saying,
“I can only imagine what these parents are going through. When I think about this boy I think about my own kids.
“I am glad that not only is the Justice Department is looking into this, but the Governor of the State of Florida has put together a task force [to investigate the case].
My main message is to the parents: If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”
He also said,
“All of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen…”
See video below:
BET News has produced a documentary that examines the Trayvon Martin case called “SHOOT FIRST: THE TRAGEDY OF TRAYVON MARTIN. It airs on Monday, March 26 at 7:30 PM.