Actually, it’s irresponsible and reckless for the President of the United States to inflame racial tensions to score political points.

(The Hill) — Senior Obama advisor David Plouffe said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s comments about the president’s reaction to the controversial killing of African American teenager Trayvon Martin were “reprehensible.”

In an interview with the conservative talk show host Sean Hannity last week, Gingrich accused the president of injecting race into the incident and called Obama’s statement that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” was “disgraceful.”

In his first pubic remarks about the incident, which occurred almost a month ago, Obama said of Martin’s family Friday, “I can only imagine what these parents are going through.

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