Obama: 'Trayvon Martin could have been me'

Published On: Jul 19 2013 07:18:17 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 19 2013 07:28:50 PM EDT

In unscheduled and unusually personal remarks, President Barack Obama tried Friday to explain why African-Americans were upset about last week's acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.