Published On: Mon, Jul 22nd, 2013

Joe Scarborough blasts Sean Hannity over pot comment, says he’s ‘using race to gin up his ratings’

Morning Joe Scarborough would have none of Sean Hannity’s recent remarks about Trayvon Martin, President Obama and pot Monday morning.

Public domain photo/ Marylandstater via wikimedia commons

Public domain photo/ Marylandstater via wikimedia commons

In response to President Obama’s remarks on race last week, in which the President said “Trayvon could have been me 35 years ago,” Hannity asked if Obama meant to imply that both of them had used drugs.

“Is Obama like Trayvon because he smoked pot, did a little blow?” Hannity asked.

Scarborough let Hannity and “others on the right” have it cause they are in effect saying that the 17-year-old Martin was responsible for his own death because he had “signs of marijuana in his system.”

“Really, really, in 2013, Sean. Come on,” Scarborough said. “Whatever excuse there is, to say this young black man had it coming to him — that is the defense because there is no defense for shooting down a young black man in a middle-class neighborhood with Skittles.”

“Really, is that the new standard?  Would we like to go across college campuses in America and tell all white boys that if they have marijuana in their system they are fair game?”, Scarborough added.


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