Watch: Trump Supporters Criticize President Obama Even After He Called Chicago Torture Hate Crime 'Despicable' and 'Terrible'

US President Barack Obama walks away after being awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service by US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter during the Armed Forces Full Honor Review Farewell Ceremony for Obama at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, January 4, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Watch: Trump Supporters Criticize President Obama Even After He Called Chicago Torture Hate Crime 'Despicable' and 'Terrible'

"He is sympathizing with racist criminals."

Published January 6, 2017

In several interviews with Chicago media outlets, President Obama commented on the Chicago torture hate crime. He described the actions of the four assailants as "despicable" and "terrible."

  1. Although the people torturing the mentally challenged man in the video say 'F**k white people,' President Obama assures people that race relations are not getting worse — they're just becoming more transparent
  2. President Obama added that technology has made racial tensions more visible but can be used to help us get better

    “Part of what technology allows us to see now is the terrible toll that racism and discrimination and hate takes on families and communities,” Obama said to ABC News. “But that’s part of how we learn and how we get better. We don’t benefit from pretending that racism doesn’t exist and hate doesn’t exist. We don’t benefit from not talking about it. The fact that these things are being surfaced means we can solve them.”

  3. Although he has come forward to condemn the actions of those involved, many Trump supporters are still blaming the president for the terrible act
  4. However, many have come forward to condemn those who turned a terrible act against a mentally challenged person into a political debate

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

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