Americans Thank President Obama For Speaking About Trayvon Martin

“Thank you @BarackObama for the acknowledgment of our collective pain.”

President Obama unexpectedly spoke today about the jury’s verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman and said, “Trayvon Martin could have been me.”

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His remarks made an impact on many people who had been eager for the president to personally address the jury’s decision that Zimmerman was not guilty of murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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