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07/19/2013 05:38 pm ET

Sean Hannity Asks If Obama Is Like Trayvon Martin Because 'He Smoked Pot' And 'Did A Little Blow' (AUDIO)

Sean Hannity reacted to President Obama comparing himself to Trayvon Martin in typical fashion on Friday.

"Now the president's saying Trayvon could've been me 35 years ago," Hannity said on his radio show. "This is a particularly helpful comment. Is that the president admitting that I guess because what, he was part of the Choom Gang and he smoked pot and he did a little blow — I'm not sure how to interpret because we know that Trayvon had been smoking pot that night."

Obama made an unexpected appearance at Friday's White House press briefing, where he spoke about the George Zimmerman verdict and how the country continues to struggle with racial bias.

"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son. Another way of saying that is, Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," Obama said.

Some conservatives slammed Obama over the speech, accusing him of putting on a show for political gain and trying to worsen racial tensions.

"President Obama is now our Race-Baiter in Chief," Fox News contributor Todd Starnes wrote on Facebook. "His remarks today on the Trayvon Martin tragedy are beyond reprehensible."

There were other conservatives, as Daily Intelligencer pointed out, who reacted differently. Fox News' Chris Wallace, for example, said he didn't "see how you can read this as in any way stoking racial tensions."

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