‘This Week’ Transcript: President Obama

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UNKNOWN MAN: ABC THIS WEEK — city on a border. Ferguson is bracing for that grand jury selection at any moment.

Will Policeman Darren Wilson be charged for killing Michael Brown?

More protesters detained as President Obama calls for composure in our ABC News exclusive.

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BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: We protest calmly.

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UNKNOWN MAN: Immigration confrontation — the president makes his move. His strategy to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. This morning, replying our questions that are demanding.

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, HOST: The speaker says you are behaving to be an emperor.

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UNKNOWN MAN: As well as the race.

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OBAMA: I believe the American people, you know, they are going to need that new car smell.

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UNKNOWN MAN: How (END VIDEOCLIP sees what and 2016 he will do to keep his party in power.

From ABC News, THIS WEEK WITH GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS starts now.

STEPHANOPOULOS: And we start with the most recent from Ferguson. Demonstrations on whether to charge Policeman Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, heating up but no decision yet from the grand jury.

We are going to hear from President Obama in a moment.

First, let us go to the Steve Osunsami of ABC on the earth in Missouri — good morning, Steve.

STEVE OSUNSAMI, ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Good morning to you personally, George.

We are learning the grand jury debating with potential charges against Police Officer Darren Wilson will be getting back to work. So it’ll be only a bit more hours before ‘s see a conclusion in this case.

Authorities have already set barricades up across the courthouse here, stressed that demonstrators might storm the building. Authorities are assured a 48 hour notice that the determination is reached.

There have been plenty of street fights outside Ferguson police headquarters, which is ground zero for the demonstrations here.

There were more arrests yesterday evening. We are told that Michael Brown’s family is extremely worried about it.

The Ferguson Action Network, another demonstration group, is assuring protests in at least 61 cities. Michael Brown’s family and other religious leaders are calling for composure — George.

STEPHANOPOULOS: OK, thanks, Steve.

Now exclusive with President Obama, waiting, the same as the remainder of us, to hear from that grand jury for potential violence.

That is where we start.

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STEPHANOPOULOS: Your FBI has warned about potential violence in the aftermath of that determination.

What’s your message to other people who want to protest and the folks of Ferguson?

OBAMA: Well I believe, first of all, keep demonstrations peaceful. You know, it is a state that permits everybody to express their views. But using any occasion as an explanation for violence is contrary to rule of law and contrary to who we’re.

You know, part of what I’ve requested Eric Holder to do is to not only participate with the people in Ferguson, yet to participate nationwide in a dialogue between law enforcement and communities of colour that oftentimes feel like they not being handled fairly by law enforcement officials. Occasionally their worries are warranted. Occasionally they are not warranted. Law enforcement has an extremely demanding job.

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