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James Woods Slams Obama Trayvon Martin Speech On Twitter

James Woods criticizes Obama on Twitter

James Woods went on a bit of a Twitter rant after President Obama yesterday addressed Trayvon Martin’s death and the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict.

The president’s speech apparently did not sit well with the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor in the context of economic issues.

During the course of his remarks about the controversial Florida case in which the Hispanic neighborhood watchman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter, the president said “And there are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me, at least before I was a senator.”

This portion of Obama’s address prompted the actor to tweet “The only reason people lock their car doors when Obama walks by is they are afraid he’ll tax them to death.”

Among other things, Woods also asked on Twitter if the president could offer advice to other teenagers in America such as those injured in the line of duty while serving in the military (i.e., wounded warriors). Woods also insisted that jobs and skills training were among the best ways to address social problems in the country rather than reliance on a bloated welfare state.

Woods, 66, caused quite a stir on social media recently in connection with his social life. He recently ended his seven-year relationship with 26-year-old Ashley Madison and is now dating 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess who reportedly has had some recent run-ins with the law.

Known for playing many intense, over-the-top characters, James Woods has 134 entries at IMDB for acting roles and several entries for producing, directing, and writing.

Woods has claimed that he had an encounter with what he believes are some of the the 9/11 hijackers when they were doing a trial run on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles in August 2001. He reported it to law enforcement authorities at that time, but the FBI apparently never followed up.

What do you think of James Woods’ Twitter criticism of the Obama Trayvon Martin speech?

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23 Responses to “James Woods Slams Obama Trayvon Martin Speech On Twitter”

  1. Gregory Drysdale

    They found the man not guilty Justice has been served Quit making a mockery of our Justice system, Especially the President the United States. He should not comment at all. Just because he is president all men are the same he is no better man than I'am. We have a right to speak what we want But I feel they are working a way to take those rights away. To put it bluntly maybe they wish to take my rights of opinions? Way to go Mr. Woods!

  2. Eileen Jones

    "We will never stop working to ensure that in every case, in every circumstance and in every community…JUSTICE MUST BE DONE! Barack Obama……You forgot to add, FOR BLACKS ONLY, Mr. Pres. Thought YOU were Pres. of ALL THE PEOPLE?

  3. Frederick Burns

    James Woods ✔ @RealJamesWoods.

    The race issues in America that have bedeviled this nation for decades could be greatly resolved with JOBS and EDUCATION and SKILLS TRAINING.
    And you really believe that bullsh'''''''.

  4. Aaron Witman

    You can always always count on Obama to comment on things he has nothing to do with, but he will duck, dodge and deflect when it comes to things he is and/or should be directly involved with.

  5. Charles James

    If he really believe that JOBS, EDUCATION and TRAINING will solve the race problem n this country, he needs to open his eyes to reality. Those things will not resolve the hatred that is in some people's hearts. I pray for his recovery.

  6. James Whalen

    Anyone who is unknown, in a gated community, walking around after after dark, after recent break-ins, would be a person to keep your eye on. This is regardless of his color. Why are people making this into a race issue? Is it because we have a biased President of the United States? I like what Charles Barkley said:"I agreed with the verdict,""I feel sorry that young kid got killed. But they didn't have enough evidence to charge him (George Zimmerman)."

  7. James Whalen

    I also like what Barkley said about race: Barkley said what upset him was not the verdict, but the racist attitudes expressed by many people who commented on the case.

    "It gives every white person and black person, who's racist, a platform to vent their ignorance,".

    The last statement, he makes, fits Obama to the T.

  8. Keith Sam

    Woods made an idiot of himself. I'm sure he'll apologize later when he realizes it.

  9. Romeal Watson

    At least Woods admits there's a RACE problem. Least I can say for so many Americans….the sheer Denial is part of why this is resurfacing the way it is. The sooner we deal with it, sooner we can move forward. If the UK can move forward (still have some work to do), so can we. While I think he's partially correct to pinpoint economics, job skills and education, he's way off in thinking that it's MOST of the problem.

    How about we start with this; before saying "it doesn't have anything to do with race" trying going to a diversity training at least once in your life. You're putting up such a fuss with zero knowledge about other cultures and their everyday experiences. It's arrogant to tell people how they should be feeling. You'd never tell a women to "get over" a rape acquittal. The idea is still scary, regardless of the verdict.

  10. Daily Kenn

    "…at least before I was a senator.”.

    I wonder what that has to do with anything? After election day did Senator-elect Obama emit some aura that that signaled white folks that he was a nice negro?

  11. Carol Neer

    & the picture on the cover of your mag is supposed to be classy?

  12. Gregory Drysdale

    Yes Mister Burns he does but not in the way he did. When you are ahead of the biggest office there are people that seem to take what you might say in a different way. I'm not basing this on Guilt or innocence I'm saying he had his day in Court its over with. Quit trying to use the Government as an excuse to get a new trial.

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