Last month, the Department of Justice announced that it would not prosecute George Zimmerman for shooting and killing Trayvon Martin. Due to the skewering of Zimmerman by much of the media following the DOJ's decision, he declined all interviews and press.
However, Zimmerman did open up to to his divorce lawyer on March 8th. And what he had to say included some choice words for President Obama.
The Orlando Sentinel has more on what Zimmerman had to say:
“The president should never have allowed the DOJ investigation and is guilty of ramping up racial tension when he said, ”If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon...
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..."
“I believe that the American judicial system failed in the sense that I should not even (have) gone to trial, but I do believe that the jury process succeeded,” Zimmerman said.
The president, whom he referred to as “Barack Hussein Obama,” should have told the public, “ 'Let's not rush to judgment,' ” Zimmerman said.
In addition, he explained how his life has changed dramatically, saying:
“I have to have my guard up. … I still believe that people are truly good at heart, as Anne Frank has said, and I will put myself in any position to help another human in any way I can.”
This is the first time Zimmerman has publicly slammed the President for how his case was handled.