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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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)
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)
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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
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)
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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."
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.