George Zimmerman Links Barack Obama To News Station Shooter On Twitter

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
George Zimmerman.George Zimmerman.

George Zimmerman, who rose to notoriety after he shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida in 2012 and was acquitted of murder, was back in the news on Sept. 27 after he retweeted a graphic photo of Martin’s lifeless body, RawStory reported.

Though the photo has since been removed, Zimmerman hasn’t stopped provoking the ire of other Twitter users. He tweeted an image of President Barack Obama alongside a picture of Virginia news-station shooter Vester Flanagan. “Gee... I sure hate offending people that have plotted and tried to kill me and my family…,” Zimmerman wrote along with the image (below). 

Though many Twitter users decried the photo, Zimmerman followed up by tweeting, “As much as I love owning all you trolls I have to work... On my tan! Tell 'Karma' she's worthless, God protects me.”

Zimmerman, who has had several run-ins with the law since being acquitted of murder, now reportedly uses Twitter to sell his paintings, which have started depicting confederate flags.

Sources: George M. Zimmerman/Twitter, USA Today, RawStory / Photo credit: George M. Zimmerman/Twitter