ATLANTA - A Georgia state senator is taking heat for his heated defense of the Commander in Chief.
Republican state Sen. Michael Williams told CNN host Victor Blackwell that if President Donald Trump has used the "n-word in the past" – which Trump has repeatedly denied – that people should not berate or hold him accountable for using those words.
Williams told Blackwell that "to hold somebody accountable for something did years ago as our president today, I think it sets a bad precedent."
"I will always say using the n-word is wrong, and it's bad," Williams said.
I said on air and I will say again here - It is NEVER acceptable to use the "N" word or any other racial or derogatory slur.— Michael Williams (@williamsforga) August 18, 2018
Williams' comments come after allegations by Omarosa Manigault Newman that tape exists of Trump using a racial slur while working on "The Apprentice."
Trump has denied this, saying on Twitter that "I don't have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. She made it up."