Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh declared on Wednesday that the media’s coverage of the trial of George Zimmerman for the 2012 murder of Trayvon Martin is designed to instigate race riots in the event the defendant is acquitted. He expressed his disappointment over the state of race relations in America, noting that the election of President Barack Obama was supposed to move the nation close to racial harmony.
“I have been so dumb,” Limbaugh began. “I’ve been so gullible and just too trusting.”
“I really thought that one of the reasons that we elected and then reelected Barack Obama was so that there would not be any more race riots,” he continued. “I thought the election of the first black president would end racial strife, and so did millions of Americans who voted for Obama on that basis.”
“Now we actually have media people agitating for race riots in regard to the George Zimmerman trial because the prosecution in this trial is imploding,” Limbaugh declared. “We have a media that is totally invested in Zimmerman being found guilty and handing and then electrocuted and then drowned and then shot and then cremated for whatever happened to Trayvon Martin.”
“Such high hopes,” he concluded. ”I really thought it was going to be the end to all this.”