Plenty on the Right groaned when the president chose to insert himself personally into the George Zimmerman case, saying “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon [Martin].” That response was nothing, though, compared to the reaction to Dinesh D’Souza’s tasteless tweet today calling the president “Grown-Up Trayvon.”
D’Souza deleted the tweet after a firestorm of criticism from both sides of the aisle and a column in the Washington Post calling the tweet “wildly offensive.”
I find the comment by @DineshDSouza calling President Obama a grownup Trayvon Martin to be repulsive. Dinesh is beyond pathetic.
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) November 27, 2013
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) November 26, 2013
— PoliteSouthernHelle (@Angelinoo) November 27, 2013
@DineshDSouza Trayvon Martin doesn't get to grow up. You are a sad sad person
— jsilermc (@jsilermc) November 27, 2013
Have to say that, for being a smart guy, DineshDSouza calling Obama a "Grown Up Trayvon" doesn't seem like a smart thing to do.
— Michael Freeman (@michaelpfreeman) November 27, 2013
Not helpful indeed.