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George Zimmerman Claims He is 'Scapegoat' for Obama (Video)

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted for killing Trayvon Martin last year, claimed during an interview on CNN today that he was somehow a "scapegoat" for President Obama.

At one point in the interview, CNN's Chris Cuomo referred to Martin as the victim, but Zimmerman said he was the "victim," noted TalkingPointsMemo.com (video below).

"No, I certainly was a victim when I was having my head bashed into the concrete and my nose broken and beaten, I wouldn’t say I was not a victim," stated Zimmerman.

The admitted gunman, who claims he acted in self-defense, went on to say that he was a scapegoat for "the government, the President, the attorney general."

"And they would be scapegoating you, why?" asked Cuomo. "Just to show that they're taking a position on something that matters to a lot of people?"

"I don’t like others speaking for me, so I try to give other people the benefit and not speak for them," said Zimmerman. "I don’t know what they’re thinking or why they’re thinking it, all I know is that is that they’re doing it. I don’t know what agenda they have."

In a separate interview with Univision on Sunday night, Zimmerman said that he was homeless, broke and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, notes CBS Miami.

However, he gets money from his family.

Zimmerman claimed that he owes $2.5 million to his attorneys, but has raised more than $300,000 via donations to his website and is suing NBC News for airing an edited version of his 9-1-1 call from the Martin shooting.

Sources: CBS Miami and TalkingPointsMemo.com

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