WH Stands by Obama’s Remark on Trayvon Martin

by Andrew Johnson

The White House is standing by President Obama’s controversial remark about the George Zimmerman trial, saying only that the administration will refrain from saying anything new as the Zimmerman trial wraps up. “His comments on that are what they were, but we’re not going to say anything from here in the midst of a trial,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday, adding that the president has not had time to follow the trial.

Obama weighed in on shooting of Trayvon Martin in March of last year while it was still being investigated. ”You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon,” Obama told reporters, and encouraged “soul-searching” to figure out what motivated the shooting.

Closing arguments in the trial occurred on Thursday afternoon.