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Friday President Obama made a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room.
And he made his first comments after the not guilty verdict in the George -- trial.
If a -- Male -- was involved in.
The same kind of scenario.
That from top to bottom.
Both the outcome.
In the aftermath might have been there.
All right the president said that this would be different if the teenager had been -- to the bigger issue.
Is -- race was not a part of the trial it wasn't a part of the FBI they said they couldn't find any racial issue here.
Trial judge didn't bring it up prosecution didn't bring -- -- why does the president bring it up and attach it.
Why didn't he stand above it and say race is an issue we need to talk about it but let's not tied to trade on -- that's not the question in trade on -- that's a whole different.
Kettle of fish or don't think clearly he didn't believe that -- I think there are lots of people who do believe.
That race was a big part of this he know more than the FBI ended prosecutor and the judge in that case I think what Obama is saying is that as a black man yes I think what Obama is saying and I think that he has the right to say this is -- as a black president.
That he does know more he does have a special insight into this case.
Then perhaps other people look if George Bush can walk around saying don't mess with Texas.
That I think Obama is allowed to run around saying stop messing with black male children and I think that's all he did -- -- -- -- you I'm just gonna turn it was.
Okay you know I I looked at this with great sadness as I watched this unfold yesterday live from my office in Washington and I said to myself.
How dare the president of the United States lower himself.
To -- level Beasley -- merchants who are out here trying to gin up.
We flew racial race relations in a way that is just actually -- not true this is beneath the office of the presidency.
No he's a part of the United States.
He's not a black president even run that way he read -- amenable to transcend race knows all the talk about him as a black man he's -- the transcend race and miss was a missed opportunity for him to come in and say.
You know why it.
This -- -- not about race this case was about the rule of law that the case didn't actually never should comment.
None of first place is a local case and should be kept quiet guy not the president -- just black people.
A black president you have been -- a black -- yeah.
Who doesn't -- people but he is a black president and as a black president he had something to say about this and I don't think that it's right to say that he's not allowed to scale but yeah.
Not Baldelli about it I did Elena was Booth the opposite presidency for him to Melissa -- -- race that went out.
I just when -- wouldn't have been more appropriate for him to talk about that the bigger issues that race to play.
Disproportionate sentencing which that does happen in this country I -- a young black kid.
Who does fewer drugs -- he admitted to doing when he was a teenager will spend more time in prison and he's gonna -- in the white.
House you know I don't I understand that not everybody agrees with me here but are at the at least at the parents a black -- I don't know how many bigger issues you can talk about then black children being followed and shots.
This is they beat issue within the war but I don't -- I don't are you explain this is.
Big an issue more fearful of his own blackmail that -- white people since I hit six -- -- greater.
Been getting killed -- a black fellow black -- the -- white person I think unfortunately I have to explain to my son.
That he will be looked at differently than his white friends and I that.
And and that in that I think that I think Obama was trying to talk about it.
You know what that is a reality it's a sad one but they're also need to be reflection within the black community as to why that is why -- we -- that why are we talking about the fact that there are majority in the UB seventy plus percent of black children were without fathers.
The level poverty what's going on where's the responsibility within the black community.
And I think that nothing -- on Martin deserved to die and you know I don't want anyone sending hate mail -- Twitter about that it was a tragedy.
How -- this case right here why are wary of the Willard where was Barack Obama and Jesse Jackson and all of these other race merchants like someone -- that express and I love it.
Along with what's going on Chicago in New York if any urban city -- black on black crime happens every single day they don't -- -- talk about -- our.
This segment -- but -- is of the sound clip I wanna play it is.
Robert F Kennedy it was the night that Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
was assassinated in Memphis.
And I remember that might very well and I also remember.
What real leadership looks like in the aftermath of something that was horrible that was in fact a race -- absolutely racetrack I wanna see that because I think it'll put in perspective.
What we look far.
When a leader stands up in a moment of crisis here's Robert can.
What we need in the United States.
It's not -- What we need in the United States is not hatred.
But we need in the United States is not violence and lawlessness.
But is love.
And wisdom and compassion toward one another up.
Feeling it justice.
Until it -- who still -- within our country.
Whether they -- white.
But whether they be black.
That was from -- speech in Indianapolis.
April 4 1968.
-- Kara thank you both it's always a pleasure to have you thank you --
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