Sunday, December 3, 2017

Obama, Trump Reactions To Controversial Court Decisions

After George Zimmerman was found not guilty of killing Trayvon Martin, President Obama stated:
“The judge conducted the trial in a professional manner. The prosecution and the defense made their arguments. The juries were properly instructed that in a case such as this reasonable doubt was relevant, and they rendered a verdict. And once the jury has spoken, that's how our system works.”
After Garcia Zarate was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter in the death of Kate Steinle (he was convicted only of being a felon in possession of a firearm), Donald Trump tweeted:
“The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!”
Ian Reifowitz commented at Daily Kos:
Barack Obama believes that America succeeds when we come together around a shared vision of justice, fairness, democracy, and equality. Donald Trump believes that he succeeds—and that’s all he really cares about—when Americans are at each other’s throats.


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