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.
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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.