George Zimmerman Blames Obama For Public’s Negative Opinion Of Him
George Zimmerman, the Florida man acquitted of murdering unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, believes that President Barack Obama is to blame for turning the American public against him.
George Zimmerman Blames President
Zimmerman’s lawyer Howard Iken published a video of Zimmerman Monday in which he expresses his opinion that by addressing the death of Trayvon Martin, President Obama turned the country again him. In fact, when asked whom he thought was the most “unfair” to him, Zimmerman responded, “Barack Hussein Obama.”
“President Obama held his Rose Garden speech stating, ‘If I had a son he would look like Trayvon.’ To me that was clearly a dereliction of duty pitting Americans against each other solely based on race,” Zimmerman said.
“Unfortunately for the president, I’m also my parent’s child and my life matters as well,” Zimmerman added. “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.”
Zimmerman, who maintains that he did nothing wrong during his fatal interaction with Martin, believes that Obama made a rush to judgement.
“Instead of rushing to judgment, making racially charged comments and pitting American against American, I believe that he should of taken the higher road given his position and said – been an example, been a leader as the president should be, and say let’s not rush to judgment,” Zimmerman said. “As I’m sure he would want that same luxury afforded to him if he was accused of something, and asked for calm, ask for peace.”
Zimmerman also took issue with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which did not stand behind him during his 2013 trial for Martin’s murder. “They aligned themselves with the Black Congressional Caucus and did everything that they could to throw me under the bus,” he said, claiming that the group portrayed him as a “white racist … without knowing anything about my character.”
Since Zimmerman was found not guilty in Martin’s shooting death, he has repeatedly found himself in trouble with the law. His latest arrest was in January for aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon.
In Sept. 2013, there was an alleged domestic violence incident with Zimmerman’s estranged wife Shellie Zimmerman. Two months later, Zimmerman was charged with domestic violence, aggravated assault, battery and criminal mischief following a confrontation with his girlfriend Samantha Schiebe.