Nastiest conservative responses to Obama's Trayvon speech

UPDATED: President Obama gave an unannounced speech on the Trayvon Martin case. The right responded quickly

Published July 19, 2013 6:29PM (EDT)

       (AP/Carolyn Kaster)
(AP/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama gave a surprise speech this afternoon about the George Zimmerman case. The president accepted the not-guilty verdict and said that when he was a young black man he could have met the same fate as Trayvon Martin. Many conservative Twitter users disapproved.

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Plus, Fox's Todd Starnes posted the following on Facebook:

President Obama is now our Race-Baiter in Chief. His remarks today on the Trayvon Martin tragedy are beyond reprehensible.

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," he said. He actually said the outcome might have been different if Trayvon had been white.

Folks - we have reached a very dangerous point in this nation when the president of the united states begins to question the judicial system.

By Alex Halperin

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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African Americans Barack Obama Crime George Zimmerman Gun Control Guns Race Stand-your-ground Trayvon Martin