On Thursday’s The View, co-host Barbara Walters confirmed reports of cancelling an interview with Trayvon Martin‘s shooter George Zimmerman after he demanded ABC put him and his wife in a hotel for a month.
According to the New York Post, Walters flew down to Florida on Wednesday to meet with Zimmerman after his interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity. But a source revealed that Walters was so “appalled” by his demands that she shut down the exclusive.
Walters reportedly agreed that her sit-down with the former neighborhood watch volunteer would air after Hannity’s, but Zimmerman’s requests and wardrobe (a t-shirt rather than a suit) were unacceptable.
“That should have been my first clue,” Walters said referring to his choice of clothing. She added that the demand of a hotel was “a condition that, being a member of ABC News, I was unable to grant.”
In Wednesday’s interview with Hannity, Zimmerman said his fatal confrontation with Martin “was all God’s plan” and apologized to Martin’s parents for the death of their child.
“We must worship a different God,” Martin’s father told The Associated Press. “There is no way that my God wanted George Zimmerman to murder my teenage son.” Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon’s mother, called the notion “ridiculous.”