Obama: 'If I Had a Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon'

President discusses case in which unarmed black teen was gunned down in Florida.
10:43 | 03/23/12

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Transcript for Obama: 'If I Had a Son, He'd Look Like Trayvon'
Well. I'm ahead of the executive branch and -- -- general. Purports to -- so I've got to be careful about my statements to make sure that we're not. Impairing any investigation that's taking place right now. But obviously. This is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going -- And when I think about. This morning. I think about my own kids. And I think every parent in America. It should be able to understand. Why. It is absolutely imperative that we investigate. Every aspect of us. And then everybody pulls together federal state and local. To figure out exactly how this tragedy happened. So. I'm glad that. Not only is the Justice Department looking into and I understand now that. The governor's state of Florida has formed a task force to investigate what's taking place. I think all of us have to do some soul searching to figure out how does something like this and that means that we examine. The loss in the context. For what happened. As well as those specifics of the incident. But my main messages there is to the parents. -- on Martin. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And you know I think they are right to expect that. All of us. As Americans. Are gonna take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we're gonna get to the bottom of exactly what happened.

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