Zimmerman: Obama ‘Pitting Americans Against Each Other’ on Race

By Eric Scheiner | March 24, 2015 | 12:40pm EDT

George Zimmerman says the Obama administration acted irresponsibly and unfairly by “pitting Americans against each other solely based on race.”

In the video produced by the attorney offices of Ayo and Iken PLC, Zimmerman discusses his thoughts on how the Obama administration acted publicly, following the death of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Fla.

“George you mentioned unfairness, and if you had to point to a government agency or official, who do you think brought the highest level of unfairness to your personal situation?” Zimmerman is asked by an off-camera interviewer.

“By far, the President of the United States, 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.”

“Unfortunately, after even after Jay Carney, his press secretary stated in the White House briefing that the White House would not interject in a local law enforcement matter and at most a state criminal matter, President Obama held his Rose Garden speech stating 'if I had a son he would look like Trayvon',” Zimmerman continues. “To me that was clearly a dereliction of duty pitting Americans against each other solely based on race."

"He took what should have been a clear-cut self-defense matter and still to this day on the anniversary of 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.”

“Unfortunately for the president I’m also my parent’s child and my life matters as well. 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.”

Zimmerman has always maintained he acted in self-defense when he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a confrontation in a community in Florida, where Zimmerman was a neighborhood watch volunteer.

The case sparked national discussions about race. Martin was African-American and Zimmerman Hispanic.

Zimmerman was acquitted of criminal charges during his trial in 2013.

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Associated Press Reports were used in this story.

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