George Zimmerman: I auctioned gun to ensure Clinton doesn't become president

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EXCLUSIVE: George Zimmerman talks about selling gun that killed Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman is speaking out for the first time since he auctioned off the gun he used when he killed 18-year-old Trayvon Martin in Feb. 2012. During his nearly 35 minute interview with KTNV, he explained his decision to sell the firearm, as well as his view of the Black Lives Matter movement and President Obama.

"Anything that I can think of to ensure Hillary Clinton does not become the leader of the greatest nation on earth," Zimmerman said in response to why he decided to sell the gun.

"I was tired of Hillary Clinton's anti-gun rhetoric," he added.

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FILE - In this June 29, 2012 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, and attorney Don West appear before Circuit Judge Kenneth R. Lester, Jr. during a bond hearing at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman called police multiple times to report black men he thought were suspicious in his neighborhood in the months before he fatally shot an African-American teen, but both his ex-fiance and the lead detective investigating Trayvon Martin’s death didn’t regard the ex-neighborhood watch leader as racist, according to documents and recordings released Thursday, July 12, 2012 by prosecutors. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
Sanford police officer Timothy Smith holds up the gun that was used to kill Trayvon Martin, while testifying during George Zimmerman's murder trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida, June 28, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool/File Photo
Dr. Vincent DiMaio, a forensic pathologist and gunshot wound expert, describes the injuries of George Zimmerman while testifying for the defense in the trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Florida, July 9, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Burbank/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Assistant state attorney Bernie de la Rionda shows the gun used by George Zimmerman while presenting the state's closing arguments to the jury during Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Florida July 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. REUTERS/Gary W. Green/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
Florida Department of Law Enforcement analyst, Amy Siewert answers questions on the witness stand while holding the gun used by George Zimmerman in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin during Zimmerman's second degree murder trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Florida, July 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jacob Langston/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW)
FILE - In this July 9, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom for a lunch break his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. A Seminole County Sheriff's Office statement says Zimmerman was arrested Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, after deputies responded to a disturbance call at a house in Apopka, Fla. Zimmerman will be transported and booked into jail. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, file photo, George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, listens in court, in Sanford, Fla., during his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. Prosecutors announced Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, that they will not file domestic violence charges against Zimmerman. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File)
Matthew Apperson, 35, makes his first appearance in Seminole County court at the John E. Polk correctional facility in Sanford, Fla., on Saturday May 16, 2015. Apperson was charged Friday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a deadly missile into an occupied conveyance stemming from an incident involving George Zimmerman earlier in the week. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
Vehicle believed to belong to George #Zimmerman hauled from shooting scene #fox35 http://t.co/EtJduC9hiA
A witness says the alleged shooter who is a white male complied with Lake Mary police and was taken away.#wesh http://t.co/SSoLfyzJME
.@LakeMaryPD Chief Steve Bracknell said Zimmerman is being released from a hospital in Sanford now. Zimmerman did not shoot in the incident
George Zimmerman, acquitted in the high-profile killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, arrives in court Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in Sanford, Fla., for his hearing on charges including aggravated assault stemming from a fight with his girlfriend. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
In this Monday, July 1, 2013 photo, George Zimmerman enters the Seminole County Courthouse, in Sanford, Fla., during his trial on second degree murder for the killing of Trayvon Martin. Whether they think he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch volunteer “standing his ground,” many Americans can’t seem to get enough of George Zimmerman. And he can’t seem to stop giving it to them. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
In this Saturday, July 13, 2013. photo, George Zimmerman, center, speaks with his legal counsel, Mark O'Mara, right, and Don West during Zimmerman's second degree murder trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Whether they think he got away with murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin or that he was just a brave neighborhood watch volunteer “standing his ground,” many Americans can’t seem to get enough of George Zimmerman. And he can’t seem to stop giving it to them. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)
At left, American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist Harry Belafonte, Jr. listens as Dream Defenders Executive Director Phillip Agnew, right, raises his fist as he leads a chant calling for a special session Friday, July 26, 2013 in the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. Dream Defenders were joined by Belafonte, Jr. as they went into their 11th day of a sit-in of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's office. The sit-in is their response to the ‘not guilty’ verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin. They are continuing to demand Scott call a special session. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
People walk in a community march for justice for Trayvon Martin, Monday, July 22, 2013 in Phoenix. Dozens of people participated in a protest march in Phoenix on Monday, calling for federal civil rights charges to be filed against Florida neighborhood watch activist George Zimmerman. A Florida jury acquitted Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Matt York)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 20: A woman holding a can of ice tea and bag of Skittles candy and hundreds of protesters take part in a 'Justice for Trayvon' vigil outside Los Angeles Federal Courthouse July 20, 2013 in Los Angeles, United States. The vigil, along with others held nationwide, was organized by the National Action Network and called for federal charges to be filed against George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
People angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of black teen Trayvon Martin protest outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California July 16, 2013. A jury in Sanford, Florida last week found Zimmerman, a volunteer neighborhood watchman, not guilty of shooting dead Martin, a 17 year-old unarmed teen on the night of February 26, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
George Zimmerman during a court hearing Thursday April 12, 2012, in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of the 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel, Pool)
George Zimmerman, left, looks up at his attorney Mark O'Mara in the courtroom, Friday, April 20, 2012, during a bond hearing in Sanford, Fla. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester says Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Martin. He claims self-defense. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)
George Zimmerman, defendant in the killing of Trayvon Martin, is seen in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., for a pre-trial hearing, Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Zimmerman says he agrees with his attorneys' decision not to seek an immunity hearing under the state's "Stand Your Ground" self-defense law. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
FILE - This Jan. 10, 2015 booking file photo provided by the Seminole County Public Affairs shows George Zimmerman. The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, that the former neighborhood watch volunteer will not face federal charges in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman was acquitted in 2013 of second-degree murder. (AP Photo/Seminole County Public Affairs, File)
Supporters wait for the arrival of Trayvon Martin's parents before a candlelight vigil in Union Square to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the fatal shooting of the Florida teenager by neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman in Florida, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
George Zimmerman returns to court after a recess in Seminole circuit court during his trial, in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
George Zimmerman sits Seminole circuit court on the third day of his trial, in Sanford, Fla., Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Zimmerman is accused in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
George Zimmerman, right, answers questions from Judge Debra Nelson, with attorney Mark O'Mara, left, and jury consultant Robert Hirschhorn in Seminole circuit court during Zimmerman's trial in Sanford, Fla., Monday, June 17, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
George Zimmerman smiles in response to a juror's answer during questioning in Seminole circuit court on the eighth day of his trial, in Sanford, Fla., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank/Pool)
A transcript from George Zimmerman's police call on the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting is projected on a screen in Seminole circuit court furing George Zimmerman's trial, Monday, June 24, 2013 in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank,Pool)
State exhibit photos, including this of George Zimmerman on the night of the Trayvon Martin shooting, are projected on a video screen in court during the 15th day of Zimmerman's trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Friday, June 28, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)
A man who identified himself as Ike wears a shirt portraying George Zimmerman in cross-hairs across the street from the Trayvon Martin memorial in the historically black Goldsboro neighborhood of Sanford, Fla., Friday, July 12, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
FILE - In this July 20, 2014 file photo, Alvin Duplessis, 10, left, and Thomas McGriff, 5, foreground, hold signs with others from the Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries Church of New Orleans, at a rally in New Orleans held after the acquittal of George Zimmerman. The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network organized "Justice for Trayvon" rallies nationwide to press for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in the shooting death of the unarmed black teenager, Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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Zimmerman compared himself to our country's founding fathers. He said he felt compelled to step up against "Hillary Clinton and her lies and manipulation."

He told KTNV he intends to donate the money from the auction to police officer foundations, but didn't name any specific one.

Zimmerman call the Black Lives Matter movement a "violent campaign" and went on to call activists "jokes," "loud mouths" and "absolute pansies."

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The 32-year-old ripped into President Obama on multiple occasions, calling him a "racist" and a "bigot."

He blames Obama for igniting racial tensions in America during his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin, saying "race was never an issue" before then. Zimmerman also insisted that in addition to Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and defense attorney Benjamin Crump generated racism "solely to make money."

When asked if there was anything he would change in the last four years, Zimmerman responded that he wishes he didn't have to take someone's life, but within the same breath added that he wished Trayvon Martin's parents "took an interest in their child" and "had raised him right."

In July 2013 Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of 18-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.

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