A former Trump supporter has shared her story of being the “basket” of “degenerates” who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Samantha C. Williams, who has been identified as the former Trump campaign staffer who was photographed with a Trump sign on her desk, told ABC News on Sunday that she was never a racist.
“I don’t believe that I was ever a racist,” Williams said.
But there were times when I was angry at the way society was treating people and I felt like the country was turning against me and I was not getting the attention I deserved.”
Williams is the latest high-profile former Trump official to speak out about her interactions with the Republican candidate during the 2016 campaign.
A former campaign staffer for New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) was fired from his position in 2016 after he reportedly called a New Jersey woman who was pregnant with his child a “slut.”
And former Trump chief strategist Stephen Bannon, who is now the CEO of the far-right news site Breitbart News, was fired in July for “inappropriate conduct” with an intern and for “disturbing the personal life of a former Trump volunteer.”
“I feel like we were being treated as if we were Nazis and I think a lot of people were kind of being treated that way,” Williams told ABC’s This Week on Sunday.
Williams has since become a spokeswoman for the pro-Trump group Americans United for Change, which has endorsed Clinton.
She said she was excited about the endorsement, but said that her experience with Trump did not make her a racist and that she supported his agenda.
“It was more of an experience where I was just trying to do my best to be an ally for the country and to make sure that the people in the country, whether they’re white or black, or whether they were Republican or Democrat, they could have an opportunity to get a fair shot,” she said.
Williams told ABC that she felt “betrayed” by Trump when he announced that he would not run for president in 2020, but that she ultimately decided to vote for him in the presidential election and that her decision to support him was “based on my values.”
“He promised that he was going to be the best for the American people and that’s what he promised to do.
I have never had a racist bone in my body,” she added.
“That’s why I decided to support Donald Trump and that is why I have remained an active supporter of the Republican Party.”
Williams was working for the Trump campaign during the general election as a volunteer, according to ABC News.
She has worked for the campaign for a few months now, but says she is “not really a Trump voter.”
She said she is not particularly interested in the candidate’s policy positions, instead focusing on the message she is trying to deliver: that “it’s going to get better” for the people of the United States.
“Trump has made it clear that he is going to make America great again and he is not going to do anything to change the way we live,” Williams continued.
“He has always said that the United State is a melting pot and he wants us all to feel welcome and feel comfortable and that he wants to be able to build a country for everybody.”
Williams has previously shared her experiences of working with Trump on social media, including in a post about her experience working with the candidate on Election Day.
Williams said that during her time working with Donald Trump, she saw a change in her own behavior.
“My first day on the campaign I got out of the car and I saw him coming into the parking lot,” Williams recounted.
“And he started talking to my wife.
And he was looking at her and he was touching her.
And then he went over and hugged me.
And that’s when I saw that I had become a part of his America.”
That’s when the rest of the world started looking at us and seeing what we’re all about,” Williams added.
Williams and the Trump Campaign did not immediately respond to ABC’s request for comment on Sunday night.