George Zimmerman has once again managed to snag himself some spotlight thanks to a pair of interviews timed with the trial of his fellow killer-of-black-teenagers, Michael Dunn. It’s not a positive spotlight, but we’ve come to expect that from Zimmerman by now.
Both interviews gave Zimmerman an opportunity to express his deep disappointment with President Obama, telling CNN that he felt like a “scapegoat.” He told Univion’s Here and Now‘s Ilia Calderon that the President only spoke about the killing of Trayvon Martin as a means to gain votes.
Zimmerman’s comments likely refer to President Obama’s White House speech about the tragedy. Obama, expressing empathy for the Trayvon and his parents, made the famous observation that “if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”
“I was a huge supporter of President Obama,” claimed Zimmerman, “And all my friends, my family knew it, they knew it, and when everything first came out and people started to send petitions to the White House, the spokesman, Jay Carney, said that this is a state case, we aren’t going to do — the United States and the federal government have no business commenting about this, about this investigation. And then suddenly the President, with the election almost here, decided to make a comment that seemed to me — that seemed unfair to me, especially, after saying that they weren’t going to comment.”
“You think that President Obama mentioned this case because he wanted to gain more supporters, he wanted to win more votes?” Calderon asked.
“That’s it, absolutely. He saw it as an opportunity,” Zimmerman replied.
Pretty interesting, huh? George Zimmerman doesn’t like President Obama’s reason for mentioning Trayvon Martin and his case. Well, I don’t like George Zimmerman’s reason for following an unarmed black teenager in the night before shooting him to death. But thanks for letting us know how unfair your life is.
Watch Zimmerman’s CNN interview Below: