Armstrong Williams Gets Booed for Saying ‘Everything in America Is Not Always About Race’

armstrong williamsLongtime Ben Carson aide Armstrong Williams participated in a panel at the National Action Network Convention today and ended up getting booed.

The panel was moderated by Al Sharpton, head of the National Action Network, and featured Williams, John Podesta, Omarosa, Lawrence O’Donnell, and others to talk about the 2016 election.

Williams said, “We sit here, you hear the race speeches, because they feel that’s what you want to hear today. Everything in America is not always about race.”

He was promptly booed.

A little later on, there were hisses in the audience as he trashed Hillary Clinton (before she was scheduled to speak there) and declared, “Do not allow the Clintons and the establishment to waltz in here and waive their hand and everything is okay! Let them earn your vote!”

“This is a business!” he cried. “They’ll say whatever they need to say and do whatever they need to do to get elected!”

Watch above, via CNN.

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