Fox News Host Calls Obama ‘Race-Baiter In Chief’ After Trayvon Martin Statement

A Fox News contributor wasted little time in blasting President Barack Obama over a statement he made Friday on the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Moments after Obama’s remarks, Todd Starnes, host of the radio program “Fox News & Commentary,” took to his Facebook page to brand Obama the “Race-Baiter in Chief” and call the President’s statement “reprehensible.”

Starnes also ripped Obama’s remarks on Twitter:

Starnes defended Paula Deen last month as she drew charges of racism, arguing that the media “hates” the celebrity chef because “most of them don’t eat meat.”

 

h/t Salon

 

This post has been updated.

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