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Zimmerman Says Obama's 'Incendiary Comments' Turned Americans Against Him

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https://vimeo.com/122857498" target="_blank">George Zimmerman is seen defending his shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in a new video his attorney posted online Monday.  

A Central Florida jury acquitted the neighborhood watchman of murder in the 2012 killing, and just last month, the U.S. Justice Department said it lacks evidence to prosecute him for a hate crime.

In the video, Zimmerman's lawyer, Howard Iken, asks whether he regrets the shooting.

"Do you wish it had turned out different?" Iken asked.

"Me, as a Christian, I believe that God does everything for a purpose, and he had his plans, and for me to second guess them would be hypocritical, almost blasphemous," Zimmerman said.

Zimmerman goes on to say he doesn't feel guilty about his deadly confrontation with the unarmed teenager and he resents being labeled as a "white racist."

He also blames President Barack Obama for interjecting his personal feelings and inflaming racial tensions after the shooting. Zimmerman says Obama made incendiary comments during a White House ceremony the Martin family attended.