Gregory Cheadle, the guy who was pointed out by Donald Trump as “my African American,” has quit the Republican Party and become an independent while calling Trump “a rich guy who is mired in white privilege to the extreme.”
Cheadle says the GOP is using African Americans as pawns and is “pro white”, reported PBS.
While he was running for president, Donald Trump pointed at Cheadle at a rally in Redding, Calif. and said, “Look at my African American over here. Look at him. Are you the greatest?” He says now at the time, Cheadle saw the president’s comments as a joke. But now he says, "I’m more critical of it today than I was back then because today I wonder to what extent he said that for political gain or for attention,” he said.
He also criticized Trump’s all-white judge nominations. “When you look at his appointments for the bench: White, white, white, white white, white, white,” Cheadle said. “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.”
Hey GOP, guess what? African Americans and others are not being fooled by Trump or the GOP.