George Zimmerman’s defense team released a statement Friday shortly after President Obama’s remarks in a press conference.

“Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago,” Obama said, and urged the nation to have a conversation about race.

Zimmerman’s legal team promptly responded.

“To focus on this one line misses the nuances of the President’s message,” reads the statement which was posted at the defense team’s website GZLegalcase.com.

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