The White House is sending conflicting reports in the Trayvon Martin case.
Back in March of 2012, President Obama made emotional remarks during a press conference in the Rose Garden stating,
If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon. I think [Martin’s parents] are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and were going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
Now it seems that the White House is distancing itself from those comments.
During his daily press briefing spokesman Jay Carney was asked by reporters to comment on the President’s remarks in light of the winding down of the George Zimmerman trial. Carney was asked whether the Justice Department was monitoring the case and would report the verdict back to the President.
Carney said that he did not know the answer to that question, but in a move to clearly steer clear of any further involvement in the matter he answered,
“(The President’s) comments are what they were, but we’re not going to say anything from here.”
So it seems that first the White House stands by Obama’s comments on Trayvon Martin and then they distance themselves with a “no comment”.
The President was criticized by some as using the case and Trayvon Martin to play politics. George Zimmerman is accused of killing the Florida teen last year and is currently awaiting a jury’s verdict.
Obama also called the incident a “tragedy” at the time, adding that, “I think all of us have to do some soul searching to think about how something like this happens.”
As reported by The Inquisitr, the Justice Department has been accused by conservative watch groups of actively being involved in protest in support of Martin in 2012.
Do you think the White House is sending conflicting reports on Obama’s Trayvon comments?