George Zimmerman is partnering with the owner of a “Muslim-free” gun store in Florida by selling Confederate flag prints online, WKMG-TV reported.
An announcement on the Florida Gun Supply website stated that Zimmerman and owner Andy Hallinan would be splitting the proceeds from selling the $50 prints for “legal funds, living expenses, and advancing their mission to change the country.”
According to the site, Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in 2013 in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, offered to donate the prints after hearing about the Council of American Islamic Relations’ lawsuit against Halling for banning Muslims from entering the establishment.
“I didn’t want to see you give up the fight simply for financial reasons,” Zimmerman tells Hallinan in a “mini-documentary” posted by the store on Monday. “[CAIR has] endless resources, they have tons of money. I just wanted to do my part.”
Hallinan originally attracted criticism after announcing his anti-Muslim stance in another video, saying he wanted to ensure the safety “all patriots in my community” following the mass shooting attack against a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
However, he did not mention at the time that the shooting was committed by a white person, Dylann Roof, who wore the flag on a jacket. The store’s website alluded to this in its announcement, denying that the Confederate battle flag itself is racist, while stating that it “HAS been used by a small amount of people to incite racism, however, it has not become a symbol of racism. You cannot assume everyone who flies a Confederate Flag is racist in the same way that you cannot judge every Muslim to be a terrorist, or every gun owner to be a serial killer.”
The site did not mention that the Confederacy’s vice-president Alexander Stephens, defended fighting the Civil War in order to protect the Southern slave industry, arguing it to be a “great truth that the Negro is not equal to the white man.”
Watch the “mini-documentary,” as posted online on Monday, below.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe shreds Bloomberg for flunking ‘politics 101’ in first debate
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough buried Mike Bloomberg's first presidential debate performance, and thumped big-name Democrats who saw him as the party's political savior.
The "Morning Joe" host said the billionaire and former New York City mayor seemed terribly unprepared for the attacks against his lengthy business and political record, and Scarborough said Bloomberg failed at the most basic skills.
"I think for Democratic professionals who saw this guy as their political savior to save them from Bernie Sanders, they had to be disappointed last night because he was bad in politics 101," Scarborough said. "They'll forgive a candidate that can beat Donald Trump for just about anything, but you're right, it's called a pivot."
Sanders campaign manager accuses MSNBC of ‘constantly undermining’ Bernie: Fox News is ‘more fair’
Faiz Shakir, the campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., claimed that right-leaning Fox News has treated the self-described democratic socialist "more fair" than left-leaning MSNBC.
"Fox is often yelling about Bernie Sanders' socialism, but they're still giving our campaign the opportunity to make our case in a fair manner, unlike MSNBC, which has credibility with the left and is constantly undermining the Bernie Sanders campaign," Shakir told Vanity Fair in an interview published Tuesday.
Michael Bloomberg ‘lost everything’ in Las Vegas: MSNBC analyst
Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.
"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."