Man Who Trump Called 'My African-American' Criticizes Trump For Not Supporting Black People
The man who Donald Trump called “my African-American” is not satisfied with the current president’s treatment of black people in America.
The Los Angeles Times recently caught up with Gregory Cheadle, the man Trump referred to as “my African-American” during a rally back in June of last year at Redding’s municipal airport in California. In the report, Cheadle discusses the incident and the aftermath of it all, including some of the backlash he perceived from people that thought he was a Trump supporter.
As the Times reports:
In the days and weeks that followed, Cheadle was attacked on social media and harassed by people who dug up his phone number and email address. For a time he stayed home, too nervous to venture outside.
All, he said, because the media portrayed him as something he was not and never has been: a Trump sycophant.
Cheadle wrote in his own name rather than vote for the GOP front-runner in the California primary, four days after his Redding stop. And though he backed Trump in November, it wasn’t with any enthusiasm — it was almost entirely a vote against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The conversation then turns to Cheadle’s displeasure with Trump with the former saying that the latter is not doing anything to help black Americans.
“I would like for him just to show an interest in black people,” Cheadle said. “Why can’t he go to a black city? Why can’t he trumpet black business? Why can’t he have more black people in his administration?”
He also says that both parties are pursuing racist policies, calling Trump’s “law and order” as “code language for, ‘We’re going to arrest more black people.'”
Cheadle has repeatedly run for Congress and is trying to challenge Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa of Richvale.