During a morning briefing at the White House, President Barack Obama was asked about the Trayvon Martin case that has become a nationwide conversation since he was gunned down on February 26th in Sanford, Florida.
The President told reporters that he was aware of the case and is following it, saying:
“This is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through. When I think about this boy I think about my own kids. It is absolutely imperative that we investigate this.”
When asked about the Justice Department’s investigation on the case, Obama said:
“I am glad that not only is the Justice Dept. looking into this, but the Gov. of the state of Florida has put together a task force.”
As for the parents of Trayvon, the President expressed his deepest condolences saying,
“But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. All of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves.”
Powerful words from Barack. #HoodiesUp