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Donald Trump: George Zimmerman not 'going to heaven very quickly'

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A Florida jury has decided that George Zimmerman is not guilty, but at least one observer says he’s still “no angel.”

Real-estate and business magnate Donald Trump said Monday that Mr. Zimmerman, acquitted of murder in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, should never have pursued the unarmed teenager in February 2012.


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Mr. Trump said that while he agrees with the not-guilty verdict, he’s less than impressed with Mr. Zimmerman.

“I don’t think that Zimmerman is necessarily somebody that’s going to heaven very quickly,” he said during an interview on “Fox and Friends” on Monday morning.

Mr. Trump also said the entire case — and the central question of whether Mr. Zimmerman or Martin initiated the confrontation — could have gone differently with the right surveillance.

“You could have solved it very quickly with a camera in the right spot,” he said.

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