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Republican Nominee For VA. Lieutenant Governor: Obama Used Trayvon Martin’s Death To "Divide Us By Race"

E.W. Jackson was appearing on the Christian Broadcasting Network in March 2012.

“The President of the United States has missed another opportunity to unify this nation instead of dividing. When he said to a reporter’s question if I ‘if I had a son he would look like Trayvon,’ instead of saying ‘Trayvon is an American. He has lost his life. This is a tragic incident and we don’t know the facts, let’s withhold judgement. But let’s all come together to help all of our young people who are dying of suicide, drug addiction, gang violence. Let’s come together for all of them regardless of their color. He used this as opportunity instead to divide us by race.”

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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