While President Barack Obama has garnered mostly praise for his remarks on race and George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Tavis Smiley, talk show host and frequent critic of the president, offered a different take.
He criticized the president for taking too long to address the verdict, tweeting, “Took POTUS almost a week to show up and express mild outrage. And still, it was as weak as pre-sweetened Kool-Aid.” The backlash was swift and fierce, according to Clutch magazine.
“I’m sending you the transcript as you clearly missed the speech, brother,” wrote [Angela Rye].
The president told the press that “Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago.”
He was very critical of Stand Your Ground laws around the country, challenging their effectiveness and enforcement.
Read more at Clutch magazine.