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

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