Georgia Republican state Senator Michael Williams said Saturday that while he would disapprove of President Trump saying the N-word on a personal level, the president should not be “berated” if he said it before taking office.
“It would matter [to me] as an individual. It would not necessarily matter to me as the person that is running our country,” he said on CNN’s New Day.
“He has his personal beliefs, his personal ideas. I truly believe he is able to separate those from how he is running the country,” he added.
“I don’t have a problem with Donald Trump having used it in the past as my president. I always say using the N-word is wrong and is bad and should never be accepted in our society. But just because he might have done it years ago, not as our president, doesn’t mean we need to continue to berate him because he used it,” he continued.