Skip to comments.President Obama’s remarks on Trayvon Martin (full transcript)
Posted on 07/19/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
President Obama spoke about the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin and Stand Your Ground laws on Friday at the White House.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thats so -- thats so disappointing, man. Jay, is this kind of -- the kind of respect that you get? (Laughter.)
Q: Wake up!
Q: What brings you out here, Mr. --
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, on -- on -- on television it usually looks like youre addressing a full room.
Q: (Laughs.) Its just a mirage.
Q: Theres generally not --
PRESIDENT OBAMA: All right.
Q: (Inaudible) -- got the Detroit story.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: I got you. All right. Sorry about that. Do you think anybody else is showing up? Good.
Well, I -- I wanted to come out here first of all to tell you that Jay is prepared for all your questions and is -- is very much looking forward to the session.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
He did this to take the heat off of the IRS scandal and Detroit going bankrupt.
“On the other hand, if were sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if theres a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that wed like to see?
And for those who resist that idea that we should think about something like these stand your ground laws, I just ask people to consider if Trayvon Martin was of age and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk? And do we actually think that he would have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman, who had followed him in a car, because he felt threatened?”
(it's all the fault of white slave owners)
"On the other hand, if were sending a message as a society in our communities that someone who is armed potentially has the right to use those firearms even if theres a way for them to exit from a situation, is that really going to be contributing to the kind of peace and security and order that wed like to see?"
(it's all the fault of white gun owners)
I’m still in shock. Listening to the massively dense Chris Wallace simply does not get it. Appallingly he thinks O was smart.
And what thoughts and prayers are you sending to the Zimmerman family other than threats of another DOJ investigation???
“The African_American Community is going through an experience that never goes away”
Well, Mr President, check out all the YouTube video’s depicting African-American flash mobs that scare the hell out of white folks,read about beat whitey night in Iowa,ask about the knock-out game in St Louis, and even more importantly how about acknowledging the ridiculously high black-on-white crime stats.
Maybe after reading these items you may understand what non-blacks experience everyday and shows NO signs of dissipating!
The low information Media just echo his words without any concerns of the facts...This is Idiocracy in action.
Referencing SYG laws: “And if the answer to that question is at least ambiguous, it seems to me that we might want to examine those kinds of laws.”
This guy is so full of ****!
Oh Noes! Somebody gave me a look over!
Trayvon would be alive had he not assaulted Zimmerman.
Just STFU you poor oppressed sack of ****.
How did you get to be top dawg by being so oppressed?
It’s a reasonable response given the base he is trying to appeal to. Certainly more to the center than his race-baiting cohorts in the media and capitol hill. However, he needs to take them to task for their incitement to violence and misrepresentation of the facts in this case.
He should be warning gansta-wannabe black youth about the destructive path they are on. Their deaths should weigh heavily on his conscience. He and his fellow Rats make a daily sacrifice of their young live in pursuit of political points. They would rather run on the problem than try to solve it.
Kinda hard to get away when some ***hole is on top of you giving you whoop ass.
When was the last time you then turned around and delivered a beatdown on one of your followers.
He is going after your right to self preservation.
I’m new what does ping mean? Anyway, have we ever had a president try to
divide based on class and race so much in this country?
He believes his own nonsensical BS.
Any fool that give up his rights to this gibberish is a FOOL.
Then that one chick said there were no deaths as a result -’so far’- did they too get blacked out on those brothers in Florida murdered by blacks for their Free Zimmerman bumper sticker last Sunday!@??
So then if she then gets out of the elevator should you deliver a beatdown???
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WELCOME TO FR!!! No we have never had such a divisive president. It is sad.
Sing it Brother.
...[that had Trayvon had a gun] he "might have been justified in shooting Mr. Zimmerman" for merely "following" him in his car!
After positing that absurdity, Obama then went on to opine that "the law" is "ambiguous" on this point!
The legal community needs to get all over that wildly irresponsible statement.
“Trayvon would be alive had he not assaulted Zimmerman.
Just STFU you poor oppressed sack of ****.”
The feds and the race baiters spelled out Official Reality back in March 2012. Zimmerman thought Martin was suspicious because he was black, followed him, stalked him, and killed an innocent kid just for being black and wearing a hoodie. An astounding number of people believe that, probably because they made up their mind back then and then stopped listening (this is why the propaganda gets pushed HARD early on).
Although I have no doubt that Obama at least had a brief on the trial if he didn’t pay attention himself, he is speaking to the Official Reality that got planked together in 2012. He knows that many people will see his words as truth, since they do match Official Reality.
This entire play is about gun control and adding “profiling” laws to the “hate crime laws we already have, and maybe one or two other agenda items. I thought from the beginning that this was a scripted program, that went awry because they did not know for quite a while that Zimmerman was Hispanic, not “white”.
Has no one told the president how often black people have successfully used SYG? That they use it far more than whites? That it’s because there is so much black on black crime? That he needs to sit down for a few hours and examine the EVIDENCE in the GZ case.
Yes. That is the line the left is pushing. I heard a leftist on Fox today say “This verdict tells me if I am followed I do not have a right to defend myself.”
“clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often.”
Actually, that’s what pretty much all the taxpayers do when he’s around. He’s just in their presence so rarely he never noticed.
Welcome! And you’re right. We’ve never had such a divisive character leading our country. It’s painfully sad and a constant distraction.
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I haven’t read more about that case. .sure sounded racial though. Awful.
It is also about gun control. It is all about control and social engineering. We can't have anyone of the reservation.
I understand why black people are followed around in stores...
A family member owned a store in a local mall. While the clientelle in the mall were only 10% black they were responsible for MOST of the shoplifting.
She was a flaming liberal too. Until she started notincing stuff missing almost every time one had been in the store.
AND she had to stop taking checks from everyone, even though there were always good from white people there were nearly always bad from black people.
She spent half her time in court until I finally told her you do not want to CATCH people shoplifting, you want to PREVENT it. So she put up a lot of mirrors and real and fake video surveilance cameras and the shoplifint stopped considerably
But she said to me she was so dissapointed because she would be mortified to be consiudered a racist but what do you do when you are just reacting to reality?
Unless there is a restraining order, anyone may follow anyone.
I think you should bear a burden of proof that you are skeered before you can restrict someones movements.
So know the NSA can spy on us all but we have no rights to suss anyone up?
Discrimination is not racism.
It is a survival tool.
EVERYONE does it.
.... The problem with all of this race bating is that the Race Industry has been hiding and covering up any positive information attesting to the real character of Mr. George Zimmerman as opposed by the media fabricated one. The more information that gets out there that makes it to the vacant brains of the so called Low Information useless idiot public out there, the better chance that this incident will be subdued .... because ... let's face it ...... they picked the wrong guy to brand a Rabid Racist!!!
There absolutely needs to be a concerted effort to get the information out to the public even if it means spending a few advertising dollars to do so. There needs to be articles and perhaps viral videos and news specials made that tell the actual truth about Zimmerman!!!
..... For instance, unlike the vapid empty headed braindeads out there ... we all know that Zimmerman mentored under privileged black youth and was involved in the community ..... But, Did you all know .... that the evil George Zimmerman forced the investigation, arrest and discipline of a police Lieutenant's son who beat up a black youth ....... How much does America really know about George Zimmerman?
know = now,
Yeah, yeah, I no /s
How does your liberal friend like being a...a...a...a.................”profiler”.
honestly she feels awful about it- but she said :what can I do?” they were putting her out of business
She hired security too, and the money she saved from shoplifitng more than paid for his employment
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Was this decision just handed down???
He should be on Hannity.
Thanks for the link-—I was unaware of this case but now I have a rebuttal to all the nonsense that is going around.
What was The One’s opinion when this verdict came down?
Rep. Bobby Rush Tries to Defend Trayvon Martin on Hannity - 7/18/13
Just wondering. When is there going to be an investigation into the stolen jewelry that was found in Trayvon’s possession? Where did this child get his marijuana ,how did he pay for it, was he a dealer? His texts indicate that he was in an illegal fighting club. I think this needs to be resolved.
This is about social justice. We ain't got time fo' all dat!