Fox News Anchor Geraldo Rivera was on Fox and Friends this morning to talk about crime in the Chicago area but he couldn’t help but bring up Trayvon Martin.
“I was right about the hoodie wasn’t I?” Rivera said, “I mean, I hate to brag, but I got criticized by every pundit in America when I said Trayvon Martin would be alive today but for the fact that he was wearing thug wear – he was wearing the hoodie.”
Rivera had been criticized for saying that George Zimmerman profiled Trayvon Martin’s clothing and not his race. Rivera’s own son took to twitter take issue with the statement.
This morning, Rivera said Zimmerman’s interviews with police to prove his point. “He didn’t profile Trayvon Martin because he was black, he profiled him because he was wearing a hoodie,” Rivera said.
The killing of an unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin garnered national attention since it happened in February. Federal investigators were dispatched to look into the racial element of the shooting. The FBI released a report today saying race was not a factor.
George Zimmerman is charged with second degree murder for killing the 17-year-old in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.