On Wednesday the nation was left reeling after a gunman, identified as Vester Lee Flanagan II, who also went by the name Bryce Williams, fatally shot two WDBJ7 employees—reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward—during a live broadcast.
Turns out that George Zimmerman, best known for gunning down unarmed Florida teen Trayvon Martin, had some opinions surrounding the tragedy. He actually pointed fingers at “racist” President Barack Obama in a series of tweets. In the tweets, Zimmerman called the shooting a “hate crime” while slamming Obama for saying “nothing” about the tragedy.
Actually, Obama did address the shooting Wednesday afternoon in a WPVI interview.
“It breaks my heart every time you read or hear about these kinds of incidents,” he said. “What we know is that the number of people who die from gun-related incidents around this country dwarfs any deaths that happen through terrorism.”
But that did not satisfy the acquitted killer, who went on to call Obama an “Ignorant Baboon.”
Zimmerman wrapped up his rant early Thursday morning by tweeting a photo of the accused shooter along with the caption “If Obama had a son … ”