The world was stunned this week when video surfaced of four black black people brutally beating a white teen while screaming things like “f*ck Trump” and “f*ck white people.”
In the hours since the video surfaced, Barack Obama’s White House has refused to comment: until now.
Despite the fact that all four perpetrators have been charged with hate crimes, Obama’s White House has refused to characterize it as that.
When asked if the brutal attack was a hate crime, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said it was “too early to tell.”
“I think it’s too early to tell. I certainly don’t want to predict where the investigation will lead,” Earnest replied, according to NTK Network. “I wouldn’t speculate at this point to what degree federal officials would get involved for considering those kinds of crimes.”
Obama himself also downplayed the hate crime angle in an interview with the CBS local affiliate in Chicago. He told reporters that though the video is “despicable,” it is not a sign that racial tensions have gotten worse during his presidency.
“In part because we see visuals of racial tensions, violence and so forth because of smartphones and the internet … what we have seen as surfacing, I think, are a lot of problems that have been there a long time,” Obama said.
Notice he never once mentioned a hate crime…
If four white people had attacked a black person on Facebook live, Obama would be on television right now lecturing ALL white people about how racist we are, and holding us all responsible for this “hate crime.” However, since this was a black on white crime, Obama is trying to downplay it as much as he can.
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