The incident happened when a woman at a restaurant heard Robert Copeland use the word.
When she protested to the city manager, Copeland had no trouble admitting to it.
In an email to Wolfeboro, New Hampshire leaders Copeland wrote, "I believe I did use the 'n' word in reference to the current occupant of the White House. For this, I do not apologize. He meets and exceeds my criteria for such."
The Concord Monitor reports Copeland went on to explain further. "While I believe the problems associated with minorities in this country are momentous, I am not phobic. My use of derogatory slang in reference to those among them undeserving of respect is no secret. My use of derogatory slang in reference to those among them undeserving of respect is no secret. It is the exercise of my 1st Amendment rights.”
Over 20 people spoke at a town meeting this week asking for Copeland to resign or be removed. Other commissioners made it clear that wasn’t possible.
The town manager said he thinks the remarks are "reprehensible," but since Copeland is an elected official, the board can’t remove him.