Allen West is the latest prominent voice to publicly denounce President Obama’s Trayvon Martin speech last Friday.
According to Mr. West, it was inappropriate to parallel Trayvon Martin’s experienced with the racial profiling the President himself has experiences.
Allen West says he’s never experienced racial profiling because he was a “respectful young man, and maybe that’s something that was missing out of President Obama and Trayvon Martin’s life.”
Rep. West told Newsmax, “I don’t recall being followed in malls or shopping centers. I don’t recall car doors clicking locked when I walked across the street, And I definitely have not had women clutching their handbags and purses when I got on the elevator. I believe it comes back to being a respectful young man and maybe that’s something that was missing out of President Obama and Trayvon Martin’s life. But to try to play this and try to make it a personal experience, this was just absolutely horrific.”
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