George Zimmerman took a lot of heat recently for auctioning off the gun that he used to kill Trayvon Martin for $250,000, but he’s not showing any signs of remorse. In an interview with KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas, Zimmerman said that he was proud to sell off the gun and added that he’s going to donate the money he made to police officers who have been shot while on duty.
He didn’t stop there, however, as he also unleashed a slew of insults at his political foes, whom he said inspired him to sell off the gun in the first place.
“I was tired of Hillary Clinton’s anti-gun rhetoric,” Zimmerman explained when asked what gave him the idea to sell off the gun. “She has been stumping around for a false campaign for the Trayvon Martin Foundation. She lied saying that I killed him when he was walking home in his daddy’s neighborhood. Which if anyone watched more than seven minutes of the trial they would know that is false.”
When asked whether he was concerned that selling off the gun might have upset a lot of people, Zimmerman defiantly stated that he initiated the auction for altruistic reasons.
“I want all the Black Lives ‘activists,’ which I think are just absolute pansies, to realize that anybody and everybody that they try and hurt, all they’re doing is guaranteeing I’m going to step in to make their [purported victims’] lives 10 times better than before their Black Lives Matter campaign,” Zimmerman said, before also unloading on “racists” like Barack Obama and Eric Holder who were out to get him.
Check out the full interview with Zimmerman below.
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A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.
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The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.
The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.
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