Video: Trayvon Martin Shooter George Zimmerman's Father Criticizes President Obama

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Robert Zimmerman appeared in an interview with Fox Orlando to discuss the "persecution" his family has faced since the Trayvon Martin shooting and how shocked he was to see so much "hate" coming from the White House.

Robert is the father of George Zimmerman, the man who fatally shot Sanford, Florida teenager Trayvon Martin over one month ago. In the interview, Robert's voice is heard but his face his never shown. The retired magistrate judge elected not be pictured on television due to the fact that his family has been targeted with thousands of death threats and unprecedented public vitriol in the wake of the racially charged shooting.

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Over the course of the interview, Robert defends his son's version of events that night and asserts that George was given no option other than to open fire on Martin after Martin allegedly attacked George and told him, "You're going to die tonight."

The elder Zimmerman also expresses outrage over what he describes as the "hate" coming from President Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP.

"Every organization imaginable is trying to get notoriety from this or profit in some way," said Robert.

Obama famously addressed the tragic shooting, declaring, "If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon."

Shooter George Zimmerman is apparently a registered Democrat.

See the Robert Zimmerman interview below:


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