by Yvette Carnell
George Zimmerman, the self-appointed vigilante who murdered unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, was recently denied an extension in the Trayvon Martin murder trial. And although George Zimmerman hasn’t had much to say since his interview with Hannity, his brother Robert Zimmerman is talking, and placing responsibility for how the world reacted to George Zimmerman’s actions on the shoulders of President Obama.
In an interview with right wing blog Breitbart, Robert Zimmerman blames Obama for saying that if he had a son, that would look like Trayvon Martin. In Zimmerman’s mind, that mild analogy was considered racially inflammatory rhetoric. Here’s what Robert Zimmerman said during the interview:
“Here was this president, from the backdrop of the Rose Garden, making comments about someone based on his skin color. I think we felt bullied, we were a little let down initially, and that disappointment grew because if you don’t have the support of at least the law on your side, of the most powerful man in the Western Hemisphere reminding the world that it is entitled to watch, reminding Americans that the world is watching and that we will get through this with due process, but instead bringing up statements about his skin color … it was alarming to say the least.”
He continued: “I don’t think a white president would have been able to get away with the same thing from the Rose Garden in an election season.”
There is little discussion, of course, as to how George Zimmerman inflamed racial tensions by racially profiling Trayvon Martin, following him, and eventually shooting Trayvon in the heart and killing him.
Robert Zimmerman also expressed his fear that even when this trial is over, his brother won’t be safe:
“There’s not been a legal resolution in this matter. And even the day that there is legal resolution in this matter, the day that happens I don’t think that every single fear of some kind of retribution will simply just go way, but we’re coping as bets we can, day by day.”