Almost two years after the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman is still doing the media rounds, claiming that he was the real victim in the situation.
Over the weekend, the man who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin gave two interviews – one with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, and other one with the Spanish language television network, Univision.
During the Univision interview Zimmerman claimed he is “totally homeless”, $2.5 million in debt from legal fees, suffering from PTSD and is still receiving death threats. Because of his constant fear of death, Zimmerman says he wears a bullet-proof vest and takes precautions when he goes out in public. Takes precautions? As in carry a gun? I think that’s the reason he’s in this situation in the first place…
Over on CNN, Zimmerman was quick to remind Chris Cuomo that he was the real victim.
“The victim was Trayvon Martin,” Cuomo said. “You know that.”
“No, I certainly was the victim,” Zimmerman replied. “When I was having my head bashed into the concrete and my nose broken, I was a victim. So I wouldn’t say I was not a victim.”
In addition to Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman blames his victim status on “unfair” media coverage. Basically everyone is to blame for his situation except for him. Zimmerman even blames Obama for his misfortunes, accusing the president of trying to get more votes in the 2012 election by saying Trayvon Martin could have been his son. Thanks Obama!
Zimmerman also said he resents the media attention regarding the series of domestic violence allegations against him.
“Honestly, I [would] love to live a calm life without being in the press. I’d like [to be treated like] any American citizen, to [get] a ticket for going at high speed or having an argument with his wife, if the police come and not have everyone aware,” he said.
Well the first step to living a life without the press is to stop giving interviews to the press. But on the bright side, at least his celebrity boxing plans were nixed.