Rush Limbaugh blasted President Barack Obama on his radio show Monday for saying that if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon [Martin],” accusing the president of seizing on the shooting of the unarmed African-American teenager last month as a “political opportunity.”
“It is the least important thing, what the kid looks like. This poor kid was shot and the President of the United States only public reaction [was] ‘Mind you, if I had a son he’d look like that’? For what purpose does one say that? And what must you be thinking about this situation to think that and then say it?” the conservative radio host said.
Limbaugh spent a portion of the first hour of his afternoon program reading from an article published on the National Review website Monday by Jay Nordlinger, who wrote, “What if the victim had been of Chinese ancestry, or a freckly red-headed Irish-American kid, or a kinky-haired Jewish piano student? So?”
Nordlinger continued, “What is wrong with people? Do we really serve the god of biology? What Barack Obama’s offspring would look like: Isn’t that the least important thing about the Trayvon Martin case?” (Politico)