President Barack Obama shared his thoughts on a set of complex issues on Friday, weighing in on Trayvon Martin's death, the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman and the nation's broader history of race and racial bias.
White conservative male pundits were quick to blast the president's off-the-cuff remarks, suggesting that they were focused on a non-existent issue.
Below, a collection of conservative white dudes happy to declare that racism is dead:
Oh please Mr. president - race had nothing to do w/what happened in Sanford & we have less racism today than at any point in our history
— Hans von Spakovsky (@HvonSpakovsky) July 19, 2013
Shorter Obama: I'm a twice-elected black president living in a racist country.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) July 19, 2013
MSNBC: America is racist because our black president says so.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 19, 2013
If you ever had any doubts, Obama is the first Racist in Chief
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) July 19, 2013
President Obama is making this all about race. All. About. Race.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) July 19, 2013
Obama's comments today justify what I said on Hannity earlier this week. He truly is trying to tear our country apart.
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 19, 2013