Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, hammered Obama for his indifference to the terrorist attack in Chattanooga that took the lives of four Marines and a Naval Officer, saying the President has shrugged his shoulders in response because “none of them (victims) look like Trayvon Martin.”
Obama’s shoulder shrug on these brave soldiers massacred in TN is because none of them look like Trevon Martin. pic.twitter.com/Si1BbmFV8b
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) July 19, 2015
Clarke was playing off the President’s own words during the Martin/Zimmerman case, when he took sides before all of the facts were known declaring, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon Martin.”
The Sheriff pointed out that Obama made special comments, sent officials to attend funerals, and delivered sympathies to the families of folks like Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, despite the fact that each of those ‘victims’ were engaged in crimes.
Yet in regards to the families of the Chattanooga victims – all men who served their country admirably – the President had to be pressured to lower flags at the White House to honor their memory, and had yet to contact the families.
So why would the President shrug his shoulders toward the victims of the Chattanooga shooting?
Via Fox News Insider:
Clarke pointed out that White House officials reached out to the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, all of whom he said were “engaged in criminality.”
“But yet the people defending the homeland, the law enforcement community and the United States military, he can’t display that same sort of emotion. He can’t pick up the phone and thank that mother for her son’s service to this country,” said Clarke.
Clarke recalled that after Martin’s death, Obama famously stated that if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon Martin.”
“I guess what the president was saying was, if I had a son, he wouldn’t like a military soldier or one of the people serving the armed forces,” he said.
Watch Clarke go off on the President…
Comment: Do you agree that President Obama would only care about the Marines and Naval officer who died in Chattanooga if they looked like Trayvon Martin?