President Barack Obama was asked about the Trayvon Martin Case today after he introduced Dartmouth President Jim Kim to be the next head of the World Bank in the Rose Garden. The President said we should do some "soul searching". Barack Obama said:
"If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon," "I think (Trayvon's parents) are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and we are going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened."
Obama continued to say that he is glad that the Justice Department is investigating the case. He also said:
"Obviously, this is a tragedy." "I can only imagine what these parents are going through, and when I think about this, I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and everybody aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together .. federal, state and local .. to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened."
"I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this happen," he continued, "And that means we examine the laws and the context for what happened, as well as the specifics of the incident."