Appearing on Fox’s America’s Newsroom this morning, George Zimmerman‘s brother Robert Jr. evaluated his sibling’s chances in court and gave his thoughts on whether the racially-charged tweets that got him in hot water several months ago helped or harmed George’s legal odds.
Regarding his brother’s second-degree murder charge in the 2011 death of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman said “This is an improper charge, a charge that should have never happened.” He added that the prosecution will have to prove that George murdered Martin and could not have possibly acted in self-defense.
Host Bill Hemmer then brought up Robert’s tweet from March comparing similar photographs of a black teenager arrested for the murder of an infant and Trayvon Martin, with the caption: “A picture speaks a thousand words.”
“Do you regret what you did back in March on your twitter account?” Hemmer asked. “That seemed to suggest a hint of racism.”
“I don’t know that it’s racism,” Zimmerman replied. “I think I had to learn how to use Twitter in a very public sphere. I made a mistake, I apologize for it. And I think that I’m not going to be tweeting, obviously, once the jury is impaneled because I think it’s inappropriate.”
“Do you think you hurt your brother at all?” Hemmer followed up.
“Hard to tell. I don’t think so,” the brother replied. “This is not about the defendant’s brother. This is about two lives that intersected.”
Watch the full interview below, via Fox:
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