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George Zimmerman Calls Obama Racial Rhetoric A ‘Dereliction Of Duty’

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted of the 2012 killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, reveals in a new video how he believes Barack Obama’s rhetoric negatively affected his court case.

Indeed just a month after Trayvon Martin was killed Obama weighed in on the Zimmerman case, saying, “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids . . . My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. You know, if I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

“Instead of rushing to judgment, making racially charged comments and pitting American against American, I believe that [Obama] should have taken the higher road,” Zimmerman said in response to Obama’s comments. “For him to make incendiary comments as he did and direct the Department of Justice to pursue a baseless prosecution, he by far over-stretched, over-reached.”

A fews weeks ago, Eric Holder’s U.S. Justice Department announced that it would not bring civil rights charges against George Zimmerman in the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

Its reason: Insufficient evidence.

Obama’s highly-publicized mentioning of Trayvon Martin was “clearly a dereliction of duty,” Zimmerman said.

George Zimmerman has declined several interview requests, according to the Orlando Sentinel, but agreed to record the interview above with his attorney present on March 8th.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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