George Zimmerman is at it again, and this time he’s accusing President Barack Obama of being disingenuous during his speech Tuesday announcing executive actions to curb gun violence, during which the president teared up while remembering some of gun violence’s youngest victims.
“He made an announcement, and all I could think when I saw it was crocodile tears,” Zimmerman told TMZ.
“The man is a disgrace to the country [and] he’s a disgrace to the armed forces,” Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Trayvon Martin in 2013, said late Tuesday.
According to TMZ, Zimmerman was leaving a shooting range near Orlando, Fla., when he made the comments.
“He stood there and pretended to cry and mentioned mass shootings and conveniently left out Fort Hood,” Zimmerman said, referencing the shooting at the Texas military base in 2009 that killed 13 people and wounded more than 30 more. “What a piece of garbage.”
Zimmerman wrapped up his comments with, “That’s Obama. He’s trying to abuse the executive privilege and turn America into a dictatorship again, you know?”
Obama wiped away tears during his speech Tuesday as he remembered the 20 children killed during the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “Every time I think about those kids, it gets me angry,” Obama said. “And, by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.”