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

During the announcement of his nominee for president of the World Bank, President Obama was asked about the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.

"Obviously, this is a tragedy," he said. "I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together -- federal, state and local -- to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened. I'm glad that not only is the Justice Department looking into it. I understand now that the governor of the 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 happen. And that means that we examine the laws and the context for what happened as well as the specifics of the incident. But my main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon, and I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened."

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