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March 28, 2012

President Obama doesn't regret his Trayvon Martin remarks

The White House says President Obama's remarks last week about Trayvon Martin "were a sign of his own reflection" and said he has no regrets.

Rush Limbaugh and Republican presidential contenders Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have assailed Obama's remarks that if he had a son "he'd look like Trayvon" and White House principal deputy press secretary Josh Earnest was asked about Obama's remarks in "light of new facts emerging."

But Earnest noted that Obama opened his remarks Friday by noting that "he didn't want to influence an investigation that he felt was important be conducted. 

"The remarks that he delivered were a sign of his own reflection and the way that he was personally impacted by the tragic death of this young man," Earnest said.

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