- On Friday, President Barack Obama surprised reporters by entering the daily White House briefing and giving remarks about Trayvon Martin's death, including saying, "Trayvon Martin could have been me, 35 years ago." Twitter lit up with responses from the left, right and media.
- — Rep. Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee)Fri, Jul 19 2013 12:34:19
- — Corrine Brown (@RepCorrineBrown)Fri, Jul 19 2013 12:25:21So moved by the words President @BarackObama said today. Thank you. Watch here: http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/19/19563211-obama-trayvon-martin-could-have-been-me-35-years-ago …news.com/_news/2013/07/19/19563211-obama-trayvon-martin-could-have-been-me-35-years-ago
- — Wesley Lowery (@WesleyLowery)Fri, Jul 19 2013 10:42:12Black leaders have been calling on Obama to give an address like this for a long time. Really looking forward to reading their reactions.
- — Congressmember Bass (@RepKarenBass)Fri, Jul 19 2013 11:36:58The President's statement about #TrayvonMartin shows both how far our country has come and that there is still much more work to be done
- — Matt Yglesias (@mattyglesias)Fri, Jul 19 2013 10:46:56Obama asks the right question: “If Trayvon Martin was of age, and armed, could he have stood his ground on that sidewalk”?
- — Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro)Fri, Jul 19 2013 11:04:38Obama helped ignite this ginned up racial melee by saying his son would look like Trayvon. Now he says he could have been Trayvon.
- — Molly Ball (@mollyesque)Fri, Jul 19 2013 11:10:15The Obama presidency in a nutshell: He tells people to calm down about something people were generally calm about, & everyone freaks out.
- — Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring)Fri, Jul 19 2013 11:14:48MSNBC on Obama Press Conference: "An incredible moment in history..." - ok, politics aside, just a bit of an oversell there.