George Zimmerman Is On Twitter

Zimmerman confirmed the account on his eBay listing for his original painting. His brother Robert Zimmerman Jr. also confirmed the account.

1. First, George Zimmerman created an eBay account to sell an “original painting” that sold for $100,099.99. Now, he has confirmed that he’s joined Twitter.

He did so in a section for questions on his eBay post.

2. Q: Hi. I was wondering if this account belongs to real GZ.

A: Thanks for your question, Yes, this account and my twitter @therealGeorgeZ belong to me, George M. Zimmerman. I have received this question a lot so I posted a picture of me holding my painting with the hope that would clarify any confusion. Your Friend, GZ

3. This is the photo he posted and his account, @TheRealGeorgeZ.

 

4. His brother also mentioned the Twitter account and linked to it.


Robert Zimmerman JR

@rzimmermanjr

If you haven’t checked out @TherealGeorgeZ ‘s painting yet… Check it out here—> https://t.co/hrJ3M2At75

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5. So what is Zimmerman tweeting about?

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6. His first tweet was the eBay link to his art. This was next.

Great day today. Thank you America. I have received all your feedback and I'll add more pictures tomorrow. Good night and God bless.

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ)

George Zimmerman

@TherealGeorgeZ

Great day today. Thank you America. I have received all your feedback and I’ll add more pictures tomorrow. Good night and God bless.

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7. He tweets quotes from the Bible.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ)

George Zimmerman

@TherealGeorgeZ

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17

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8. He tweets and retweets supporters.

@TherealGeorgeZ There were many of us who cheered your acquittal. It was another victory for justice against the mob. And against the media.

— Harold Nikiforakis (@Nikk1066)

Harold Nikiforakis

@Nikk1066

@TherealGeorgeZ There were many of us who cheered your acquittal. It was another victory for justice against the mob. And against the media.

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10. He dispenses joy and emoticons.

11. He retweets Sean Hannity’s posts about cute dog contests.

Big contest tonight on #Hannity!! Vote for the cutest dog at http://t.co/JG3DtOnGTY #Gracie @DanaPerino @Varneyco

— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity)

Sean Hannity

@seanhannity

Big contest tonight on #Hannity!! Vote for the cutest dog at http://t.co/JG3DtOnGTY #Gracie @DanaPerino @Varneyco

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12. And also retweeted the photo of missing young woman Teleka Patrick.

My sister disappeared from her medical residency program. Help us #FindTeleka

— MattOnKeyz (@EddiePatrick)

MattOnKeyz

@EddiePatrick

My sister disappeared from her medical residency program. Help us #FindTeleka

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13. He chimed in on the Duck Dynasty controversy over Phil Robertson’s anti-gay comments.

Irony re Phil Robertson, he couldn't care less what twitter says about him he follows one man Jesus Christ. We should all emulate Him.

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ)

George Zimmerman

@TherealGeorgeZ

Irony re Phil Robertson, he couldn’t care less what twitter says about him he follows one man Jesus Christ. We should all emulate Him.

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I guarantee everyone 1 thing, Phil Robertson is not losing sleep over getting to spend more time fishing, loving his family and The Lord.

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ)

George Zimmerman

@TherealGeorgeZ

I guarantee everyone 1 thing, Phil Robertson is not losing sleep over getting to spend more time fishing, loving his family and The Lord.

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15. But Zimmerman also courted controversy by posting the license plate of someone he says was following him.

“Owner of this vehicle is pseudo media. Harassing me at the Sheriffs office today. Get a clue, I still wont talk 2 u.”

16. He gets into it with critics and called this guy stupid.

17. He was really upset about people following him.

Idiots werent trying to leave they were chasing us Knowing the courthouse I lost them on an access road then followed them. Get a real job.

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ)

George Zimmerman

@TherealGeorgeZ

Idiots werent trying to leave they were chasing us Knowing the courthouse I lost them on an access road then followed them. Get a real job.

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19. But he appears to be trying to be more zen.

20. Zimmerman did reference the trial date when he was found not guilty in the murder of Trayvon Martin: July 13.

For where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20) Imagine his strong presence on 7/13/12.

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ)

George Zimmerman

@TherealGeorgeZ

For where 2 or 3 are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. (Matthew 18:20) Imagine his strong presence on 7/13/12.

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21. He retweeted support from someone who alluded to Martin being uncivilized and violent against him.

22. Zimmerman’s comments on Twitter and eBay are the first time he has publicly commented on being tried for the killing of Trayvon Martin outside of Fox News.

Q: A true winner is someone that figures out how to make lemon aide from lemons. I contributed to your legal defense fund. I am truly sorry our government run liberal media and justice department persecuted you they way they did.

A: God Bless you. You have nothing to apologize to me for. The system is broken, an innocent man should not spend one second without his God given liberty, solely because a small sect of uneducated loud mouths. We must fix it. If we can’t fix it together, then we owe many people a sincere apology. Your Friend,

23. Zimmerman appears to have taken to Twitter quite quickly.

.I spent entire day with a huge group of supporters taking Christmas pictures, haters stayed home by themselves trying to block me = Irony.

— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ)

George Zimmerman

@TherealGeorgeZ

.I spent entire day with a huge group of supporters taking Christmas pictures, haters stayed home by themselves trying to block me = Irony.

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24. When Zimmerman announced he was painting, he said the activity allows him to stay inside. He may be looking to do this after repeated run-ins with police after he was found not guilty.

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25. He was detained by police after allegedly pulling a gun on his estranged wife. She decided not to press charges. He then reportedly choked and pulled a shotgun on his new girlfriend. She also decided she does not want him charged.

26. But any media hoping to hear more from Zimmerman now that he is commenting publicly look to be out of luck. Except Sean Hannity.

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Adrian Carrasquillo is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Adrian Carrasquillo at adrian.c@buzzfeed.com.
 
 

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