Maybe he’s just being naive, but has this guy been paying attention to Obama, the CBC and the NAACP?
Robert Zimmerman Sr, a 64-year-old Vietnam veteran and retired magistrate judge, said his family has received ‘thousands’ of death threats and become the targets of overwhelming public vitriol in the aftermath of the shooting in Sanford, Florida.
He defended his son’s actions and claimed he was left no choice but to open fire after Trayvon told him ‘you’re going to die tonight’ while the unarmed 17-year-old was beating the neighborhood watch volunteer.
‘I never foresaw so much hate, coming from the president, the Congressional Black Caucus, the NAACP,’ Robert Zimmerman told Fox Orlando Wednesday night.
‘Every organization imaginable is trying to get notoriety from this or profit in some way.’
Obama famously said, ‘If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon,’ in his remarks about the shooting. He also called for a full investigation to ‘get to the bottom of exactly what happened’
George Zimmerman, it was revealed earlier this week, is a registered Democrat.
The elder Zimmerman would not show his face on camera during the interview — the first time he has spoken out on television. Instead, the local TV station showed just his shadow.
He described a life where his son was forced to flee his home, and he and his wife were also forced to leave theirs to hide out while the case attracts international publicity and thousands of angry protestors.
‘We, the entire family, we basically don’t have a life,’ he said.
They cannot do anything in public that includes giving their names, he said, including seeking medical care.
He called the negative attention on his family ‘unimaginable.’
‘I’m sorry all the hate that’s going around,’ he said of the anger toward his son.
Heckuva job, Bammy. In order to score cheap political campaign points, you now have a family living in fear. Funny how he’ll call up the Sandra Flukes of the world, but won’t pick up the phone to apologize for his incendiary remarks than endanger the lives of Americans.