Man who Trump called 'my African American' quits GOP

  
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Man who Trump called 'my African American' quits GOP
“They were sidestepping the people of color issue and saying that, ‘No, it’s not racist,’” Cheadle said of comments he saw from Republicans. “They were saying these people were socialists and communists. That’s what they were saying. And I thought this is a classic case of whites not seeing racism because they want to put blinders on and make it about something else.”

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Man who Trump called 'my African American' quits GOP



A  man who President Trump once singled out in a rally as "my African American" says he is leaving the Republican Party due to lack of diversity, "whites not seeing racism" and Trump's name-calling, and will run for Congress as an independent in 2020.


“President Trump is a rich guy who is mired in white privilege to the extreme,” Gregory Cheadle, a 62-year-old real estate broker, told  PBS NewsHour . “Republicans are too sheepish to call him out on anything and they are afraid of losing their positions and losing any power themselves.” He added that he sees the Republicans pushing a "pro-white" agenda and use black people as "political pawns."

During a 2016 campaign stop in in Redding, California, Trump   pointed to Cheadle   in the crowd while telling a story about one of his black supporters at a previous rally. "Look at my African American over there. Look at him. Are you the greatest? You know what I'm talking about?" Trump said.

At the time, Cheadle said that he was not offended by Trump's remark. “I’ve had people come to me — and these were whites — tell me that they were offended,” he said. “And I appreciate them saying that, but I wasn’t offended by it.”

Now, Cheadle says that Trump has a "white superiority complex" and takes issue with a large majority of his judicial appointees being white. “That to me is really damning to everybody else because no one else gets a chance because he’s thinking that the whites are superior, period," he said.

Republican defense of Trump's July tweets about minority Democratic lawmakers pushed Cheadle to leave the party. Trump suggested that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came." He also called Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings' district, which includes parts of Baltimore, a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”

“They were sidestepping the people of color issue and saying that, ‘No, it’s not racist,’” Cheadle said of comments he saw from Republicans. “They were saying these people were socialists and communists. That’s what they were saying. And I thought this is a classic case of whites not seeing racism because they want to put blinders on and make it about something else.”

Cheadle has launched four unsuccessful bids for office. In 2016, he sought the Republican nomination for a California congressional seat against incumbent Republican Rep. Doug LaMalfa. He lost that contest, taking about 2% of the vote, and again lost to LaMalfa in a 2018 primary.

“President Trump is a rich guy who is mired in white privilege to the extreme,” said Cheadle. “Republicans are too sheepish to call him out on anything and they are afraid of losing their positions and losing any power themselves.”

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JohnRussell
1  seeder  JohnRussell    one month ago

Gotta be my favorite news item of the week. 

 
 
 
Kavika
2  Kavika     one month ago

Wait, what Trumps African American quit the republicans....It must be fake news.

BTW he is from Redding CA...Home of mythical state of Jeffersonia. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Kavika @2    one month ago

I guess this man is coming off you -know-who's Christmas card list. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    one month ago

I guess you didn't see the one about the CEO and founder of the BET network.

Big LOL

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3    one month ago

Sorry, THIS article is too funny.  What a fool Trump is. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1.1  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1    one month ago

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JohnRussell
3.1.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1.1    one month ago

I know it's embarrassing to watch the jackass shout out "look at my "African American"

We have sympathy for you in this situation. 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
3.1.3  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1.1    one month ago
It's actually funnier to watch you grovel over Trump each day

Grovel: verb - lie or crawl abjectly on the ground with one's face downward.

That doesn't seem to describe Johns actions here. I would describe most of his seeds more as kicks to Trump's chin in an effort to chop off Putin's tiny Russian gun barrel.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.4  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @3.1.3    one month ago

BF is scrolling through his Hillary videos as we speak. 

 
 
 
†hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh
3.1.5  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh  replied to  JohnRussell @3.1.4    one month ago

Actually I'm scrolling through titles of seeds you've posted since 2016.

Giant LOL

 
 
 
MUVA
3.1.6  MUVA  replied to  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh @3.1.5    one month ago

I'm going to be his new negro me at 26 .

original

 
 
 
devangelical
3.1.7  devangelical  replied to  MUVA @3.1.6    one month ago

the word negro isn't in his or any of his friends vocabulary. the blacks is about as close as they can get in mixed company.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.1.8  igknorantzrulz  replied to  MUVA @3.1.6    one month ago

i know you typed this jokingly,

but,

i don't get the joke.

i also don't know exactly what happened with BF's attempt at humor, as he was, at one time, found somewhat.

Now,

i believe i get it, when peoples criticise others for obsession over and about Trump. I see it and also find myself sometimes too occupied with this Complete FUCK UP, that his supporters CONSTANTLY DEFEND, and this,

THIS is where the Problem, like our consistent pos potUS, LIES!

.

Support and excuses for Trump, are completely ridiculous after Trump's own words and actions over the years, and far more specifically, since running for POTUS.

.

My condolences to both you and badfish, cause when you look back at this, post this pos presidency, all, will eventually see how fckn WRONG, this FCK UP of a president has been.

I've attempted to explain my reasons why to you, and you do not give me reasons back, just talking points,

and these points, point nowhere 

close to reasonable reasons, 

thus, pointless 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.1.9  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.1.8    one month ago
Support and excuses for Trump, are completely ridiculous after Trump's own words and actions over the years, and far more specifically, since running for POTUS.

Support and excuses for Trump have been ridiculous since he told the Today Show his detectives in Hawaii were finding out amazing things about Obama's birth certificate. That was eight and a half years ago and from that point on no one with any sense took him seriously in politics. 

 
 
 
sixpick
4  sixpick    one month ago

Actually Cheadle could have run as a Democrat Socialist, that's the fad these days, if it wasn't for one thing, well several things, actually.

He ran as a Republican for California's 1st Congressional District several times and never even won in a primary.

Cheadle was defeated in the California primary in June 5, 2012 .

That wasn't enough for him so he ran again in 2014 and was defeated in the primary with only 9.9% of the votes.

He was determined though and ran again in 2016.  Of course he was defeated once again with only 2% of the votes.

That didn't stop him, so he ran in 2018 once again was defeated in the primary with only 6.1% of the votes.

He sounds more like a Democrat to me, you know, doing the same things over and over and still losing.  I bet he would have really lost in Los Angeles.  You know, we Republicans are pretty smart and we can detect things that go over the Democrats heads, like this fellow was no more a Republican than Mark Levin is a Democrat.

He was the one using his race to get ahead and it didn't work.  He thought since he was a person of color, he should automatically win the election.

Actually feel a little sorry for him.

Campaign themes

The following issues were listed on Cheadle's campaign website. For a full list of campaign themes, click here .

Energy : "The United States has fallen prey to being a slave to foreign oil. There was a time many years ago when foreign oil was very inexpensive and those from whom we purchased it were not at that time blowing up themselves and others for "religious" reasons. Today we are well on our way to importing 75 percent of the oil we consume."

Healthcare : "National healthcare is unsustainable in this country largely because we have become a nation void of discipline. This lack of discipline has left us as a nation filled with gluttons, alcoholics, drug addicts (legal and illegal), (smokers and drinkers), many of whom are uninsured and/or unable or unwilling to pay for any of the healthcare they receive. The diseases that are plaguing us as a nation are diseases of luxury and are largely self-induced."

Illegal immigration : "Illegal immigration has become a curse to this country. Our jails and prisons are filled with illegal aliens, many of whom are gang members, at a cost of billions of dollars per year. Ironically, an illegal alien in prison has health and dental care that many American citizens do not have."

ObamaCare : "The propaganda used to promote ObamaCare centered on convincing the masses that it was the answer to the high cost of medical care. As we are finding out, ObamaCare is more about government control of the masses than anything else. If ObamaCare was such a great idea why were politicians bribed in a manner and we've never seen in the history of our country?"

Jobs and the Economy : "What we are experiencing in the economy, high unemployment, loss of jobs, decreased hiring, etc., can be directly related to burdens imposed by three things – taxes, unions, and regulation."

I mean, just look at those.  I like them!!!   And he's right on the mark.

It's kind of hard to erase those Campaign Themes from your history, even as an Independent.  Certainly the Democratic Socialist will not have anything to do with him.  He should have moved somewhere he would have a chance, like a lot of these folks doing.

The man who won the 2012 election is still in office and of course he is exercising his white privilege every day, you know.

By the way, Cheadle told everyone he wasn't a Trump supporter way back in 2016 when Trump pointed him out.  Now you know why he didn't have a chance in hell of winning.   And he has even less of a chance of winning now.

My recommendation is he move on down to the the shit hole part of the state and get back into real estate.  I know a lot of people wanting to sell their homes down there.  I don't know if there are any buyers, but based on the way things seem to be going, I mean with 53% of the people considering fleeing California and only an insane person would want to move there. Hell, they'd have to have half a dozen jobs just to pay the property taxes.

Trump just seems to expose the fake everything, doesn't he?

https://ballotpedia.org/Gregory_Cheadle

https://ballotpedia.org/Doug_LaMalfa

 
 
 
MrFrost
4.1  MrFrost  replied to  sixpick @4    one month ago
Trump just seems to expose the fake everything, doesn't he?

Especially himself. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  sixpick @4    one month ago
Trump just seems to expose the fake everything, doesn't he?

You don't get it.   "Trump's African American" is either a great guy who realized that Trump is no good, or a loser who Trump proclaimed as a "great guy". 

Trump looks like a fool either way.   What else is new? 

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
4.2.1  al Jizzerror  replied to  JohnRussell @4.2    one month ago
Trump looks like a fool either way. 

That's because Trump IS a fucking fool.

Just look at the stupid shit the White-wingers post on NewsTalkers.  If it's an article about Trump, they deflect and attack AOC, Clinton or any other liberal.  

Butt, it's impossible to defend the indefensible.  So I expect the stupidity from the right to continue.

Why would people continue to support that fucking traitor?  Are they Russian bots?

No, they're Trump bots who all drink the same shit.

800  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4.2.2  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  al Jizzerror @4.2.1    one month ago

Everyone with an IQ over room temperature knows Trump cannot be defended in any rational way, on his own merits. All they can do is try to drag down Trump's opponents to his level . 

 
 
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