George Zimmerman Is Back and Blames Obama for "Racial Tension" in New Video
George Zimmerman says he's the real victim.
George Zimmerman has popped up again and says in a video that the justice system failed because he shouldn't ever have had to go to trial, it was God's wish for him to stalk and kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin that February night in 2012, and President Barack Obama personally tried to stoke racial tensions in the case.
He even referenced Anne Frank to describe his personal woes and says he has the backing of the Hispanic community.
In the video, which was posted on Zimmerman's attorney's website – 1-888-4MyDivorce.com – Zimmerman says he felt free to speak his mind now that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation on him and decided not to press charges. In doing so, Zimmerman manages to make himself sound like a victim, while also giving answers that are likely to cause internet racists to pump fists and say, “Damn right!”
When asked if he felt he did anything wrong the night he decided to take a loaded gun and follow a teenager who was doing nothing wrong, Zimmerman said, “No, sir” before adding that he never even should have been bothered to sit in a courtroom.
“I believe that the American judicial system failed in the sense that I should not even gone to trial, but I do believe that the jury process succeeded and ultimately justice was served and I was acquitted and I am a free man,” he said.
And when asked if he wishes that anything could have been done differently about the actual incident when he stalked and killed an innocent teenager walking home to watch some basketball, Zimmerman gave an answer similar to one he gave Fox News talking head Sean Hannity: God wanted it to happen.
“On different perspectives with me as a Christian, I believe that God does everything for a purpose, and he had his plans, and for me to second-guess them would be hypocritical and almost blasphemous,” Zimmerman explained, adding: “Had I had a fraction of the thought that I could have done something differently, acted differently so that both of us who survived, then I would have heavier weight on my shoulders. That sense in the back of my mind, but in all fairness you cannot as a human feel guilty for living, for surviving.”
Much of Zimmerman's 13-minute interview attacked President Obama and the Department of Justice for what the teenager-killer says was a racially motivated persecution of an innocent man.
When asked which government agency or official caused him the most unfairness, Zimmerman answered: “Barack Hussein Obama.”
“He had the most authority, and in that sense, I would hold him in the highest regard believing that he would hold that position and do his absolute hardest to not inflame racial tensions in America,” Zimmerman said.
And Zimmerman wasn't too pleased about Obama famously stating that if he had a son, the son would look like Trayvon.
“To me, that was clearly a dereliction of duty pitting Americans against each other solely based on race,” Zimmerman said. “He took what should have been a clear-cut self-defense matter and still to this day on the anniversary of the incident he held a ceremony at the White House inviting the Martin-Fulton family and stating that they should take the day to reflect upon the fact that all children’s lives matter.”
Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sabrina Fulton.
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“Unfortunately for the president, I’m also my parent’s child, and my life matters as well,” said Zimmerman, who killed a child. “And for him to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far overstretched, overreached, even broke the law in certain aspects to where you have an innocent American being prosecuted by the federal government which should never happen.”
When asked if he is the same person he was before he pulled the trigger and killed Martin, Zimmerman said he wasn't and has to keep his guard up constantly, but he still believes in the goodness of people — like Anne Frank did.
"I have to look over my shoulder on a daily basis several times a day," he says. "I don’t get to spend time with my family, my mentor. I do try and keep my ideals the same. I do try and remain pragmatic, because despite it all, I still believe that people are truly good at heart, as Anne Frank has said, and I will put myself in any position to help another human in any way I can, as evidenced by me helping the family in the SUV."
Zimmerman, who has often been described as a white man, pointed out his Hispanic ethnicity several times during the interview. When asked how the Hispanic community has reacted, the half-white, half-Peruvian man responded: “I tell you, personally, my Hispanic community from my home in Northern Virginia was extremely supportive.”
But Zimmerman says he wasn't too pleased with the Hispanic Congressional Caucus for not backing him for killing an unarmed teenager and siding with black people instead: “I was tremendously disappointed and let down by the Hispanic Congressional Caucus. They aligned themselves with the Black Congressional Caucus and did everything that they could to in essence throw me under the bus. They identified with the Black Congressional Caucus and viewing me as a white racist and doing something negligent or racist and without even knowing anything about my character.”
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