Georgia Rep Michael Williams, Trump, racism. N-word, lawmaker, Georgia

A Republican Georgia state lawmaker said on Saturday that he would not have a problem with President Donald Trump using the n-word in the past and that it would “set a bad precedent” to hold a president liable for mistakes made before they entered political office, per ABC 10.

State Sen. Michael Williams spoke to CNN’s Victor Blackwell on New Day Saturday that the use of the n-word is wrong, but Trump gets a pass if he said it before he became President.

“I will always say using the n-word is wrong, and it’s bad, and should never be accepted in our society,” he said. “But just because [Trump] might have done it years ago, not as our president, doesn’t mean we need to continue to berate him because he used it.”

Williams went on to say that Trump as President hasn’t used the word and that Omarosa Manigault Newman he shouldn’t be held responsible for things he’s said before.



“To hold somebody accountable for something he did years ago as our president today, I think it sets a bad precedent.”

“To hold somebody accountable for something he did years ago as our president today, I think it sets a bad precedent.”

Omarosa Manigault Newman, who worked for Trump in the White House for a year, said in her new book Unhinged that Trump used the n-word on the set of The Apprentice and that there’s a recording of it.

“It would not necessarily matter to me as the person that is running our country,” Williams said about Trump using the slur. “[Trump] has his personal beliefs, his personal ideas. I truly believe he is able to separate those from how he is running the country.”



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