Top Obama Adviser: It’s “Irresponsible” And “Reckless” To Say Obama Injected Race Into Trayvon Martin Killing

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.

GET MORE STORIES LIKE THIS

IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Uncategorized

Previous post

Santorum: Zimmerman ‘has a very sick mind,’ motive ‘a malicious one’

Next post

IRS takes heat from both GOP, Dems over Tea Party groups’ tax-exempt status

Join the conversation!

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.