Barack Obama

President Obama spoke publicly Friday on the death of Trayvon Martin and the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial.

FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz reports from the White House:

Barack Obama

With political pressure mounting, the President paid a surprise visit to the Briefing Room. He acknowledged the African American community's pain and frustration saying they view the case through a distinct set of experiences.

(President Obama) "There are very few African American men in this country who haven't had the experience of being followed when they are shopping in a department store. That includes me."

While the Attorney General is reviewing the case, the President tried to tamp down expectations.

(President Obama) "I think it's important for people to have some clear expectations here, traditionally issues of state and local governments."

The President repeated a call for states to reconsider their Stand Your Ground laws.

At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.

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