Library staffer fired after being accused of burning Trump, Coulter books
A staffer at a library in Tennessee was fired this month after being accused of burning books by former President Trump and conservative pundit Ann Coulter.
Cameron Williams was suspended in December after he allegedly posted video to his Instagram page showing him pouring lighter fluid on the Ann Coulter’s “How to Talk to a Liberal (If You Must)” and Trump’s “Crippled America,” before burning them in his backyard. Williams at the time reportedly blasted “FDT,” an anti-Trump rap song by artists YG and Nipsey Hussle.
Williams, a local Black Lives Matter activist, was asked by the Chattanooga library late last year to clear the shelves of any old, damaged or untruthful books.
“This is not the precedent on how this stuff is handled,” Williams told The Washington Post. “To be frank, it’s because I’m a community member that’s been speaking for the betterment of Black people for several years.”
“I was treated as a token Black man,” he told the Post. “But as soon as I speak forcefully for Black people, they essentially tried to assassinate my character.”
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