George Zimmerman is back in the news again, this time for auctioning off the gun he used to kill unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. While his clearly pro-gun views would make him popular among the Republican base, a dive into the social media archive shows that he likely won't be Donald Trump's vice presidential pick.
On November 19, 2013, the same day Zimmerman attending a hearing "on charges stemming from a fight with his girlfriend" (after being arrested for alleged domestic violence), Trump released this weird video on Instagram, knowing that everyone wanted his opinion on the matter:
"I told you a long time ago that George Zimmerman is a bad guy," he says. "Tries to pretend he's an angel. He's no angel. Nothing but trouble."
Firstly, it's hard to imagine people thinking—nearly a year after he shot Trayvon Martin—that George Motherf*cking Zimmerman was an angel, but if they somehow did, Trump's warning would have definitely set the haters straight. Thanks for the public service, Donald!
Trump also tweeted about GZ on multiple occasions, standing up for the family of Trayvon, which might seem impossible in light of his campaign today:
The full message reads:
They should seriously look into the moron George Zimmerman who shot and killed the 17 year old kid, Trayvon Martin, for no reason. What a disgusting situation.
And the Twitlonger expands:
@GeorgeZimmerman doesn't look injured to me. Even if he's in a fight, does he have to use a gun--and why shoot to kill? He should have stayed in his car like he was told and this terrible tragedy would never have happened.
Sincerely sorry for putting you in the position of agreeing with Donald Trump.