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Man Who Trump Referred To As ‘My African American’ At 2016 Rally Leaves The GOP And Bashes Racist Trump

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During a 2016 Donald Trump campaign rally, the then-candidate called one of his supporters in the crowd “my African American.”

Well, that man has a name and his name is Gregory Cheadle.

On Friday, Cheadle announced that he would be leaving the Republican Party as he is fed up with Trump’s racism.

Cheadle spoke with PBS News about his decision to become an independent after Trump infected the GOP with his toxic racism.

The 62-year-old real estate broker, who tells PBS that he has long supported the GOP’s pro-free market approach to the economy, says that the president has been transforming the GOP into a “pro-white” party rather than a party representing all Americans.

Cheadle said he drew the final straw when Trump told four Congresswomen of color to “go back” to their countries, despite all of them being U.S. citizens.

He also says he was dismayed by Republicans who defended Trump by falsely claiming that he was only attacking the Democratic lawmakers’ ideology.

“They were sidestepping the people of color issue and saying that, ‘No, it’s not racist,’” he said. “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 drew national attention in 2016 when he attended a Trump rally and the future president pointed to him and said, “Look at my African-American over here.”

The entire interview can be read HERE.

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