The man Trump once called “My African American” is now fed up with his racist agenda.

By |2019-09-12T11:34:13-08:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |11 Comments

Took him long enough.

Courtesy of PBS:

Gregory Cheadle, the black man President Donald Trump once described at a rally as “my African American,” is fed up.

After two years of frustration with the president’s rhetoric on race and the lack of diversity in the administration, Cheadle told PBS NewsHour he has decided to leave the Republican party and run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representative as an independent in 2020.

Now, the 62-year-old real estate broker, who supported the Republican approach to the economy, said he sees the party as pursuing a “pro-white” agenda and using black people like him as “political pawns.” The final straw for Cheadle came when he watched many Republicans defend Trump’s tweets telling four congresswomen of color, who are all American citizens, to go back to their countries, as well as defend the president’s attacks on Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and his comments that Cummings’ hometown of Baltimore is “infested.”

“President Trump is a rich guy who is mired in white privilege to the extreme,” said Cheadle, of Redding, Calif., who switched from being an independent to a Republican in 2001. “Republicans are too sheepish to call him out on anything and they are afraid of losing their positions and losing any power themselves.

Cheadle became widely known in June 2016 when Trump, then a presidential candidate, pointed to him at a rally in Redding, Calif. and said, “Look at my African American over here. Look at him. Are you the greatest?”

At the time, Cheadle took the president’s comments as a joke and laughed along with the president and the crowd of largely white supporters. Now, his view of that moment has changed. “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.

Cheadle said he understands some will think he waited too long to leave the Republican party, even accepting those assertions as “correct.” He said he had held out hope that the Republican party would move to work on challenges specifically facing African Americans like healthcare disparities or black families having less wealth than white families. But, he no longer expects that.

Cheadle claims that the scales dropped from his eyes during Trump’s Twitter tirade against The Squad, and seeing how other Republicans defended his attacks. 

Man that is one long slow learning curve right there. 

Trump has been attacking brown people since before he launched his campaign, but I guess they were just the wrong brown people to bother somebody like Cheadle. 

And then all the sudden it hit too close to home. 

Chalk up another win for the Squad.

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11 Comments

  1. GO RED September 13, 2019 at 7:17 am - Reply

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-baltimore-gop-retreat_n_5d7aca3be4b00d6905959f7c

    “You have no choice.”
    “As Trump departed the stage to his usual campaign sign-off song, The Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stopped the music to deliver a message. “We’re with you, we’ll never get tired of winning, and we’ll always put America first,” the Californian said.
    “The Green New Deal as “the greatest line of crap anybody’s ever had in the history of politics.”
    Mind you: Trump had cracked minutes before that the husky McCarthy was somewhat bovine. The joke came as Trump claimed, falsely, that the Green New Deal pushed by some progressive lawmakers would result in “no more cows, no more planes, I guess no more people.”
    “Because Kevin is just like a cow, just smaller,” He added that he couldn’t resist the attempt at humor and he picked McCarthy because he saw his “beautiful” face smiling at him.

    “Our country will go to hell if any of these people” win the White House, Trump told the Republicans.

    Trump dinged Democrats for their immigration policies ― and spent a considerable amount of time joking about the name of one of the party’s presidential candidates, Pete Buttigieg. But he also praised Democrats for their unity. “We have to stick together like they do,”

    “one of Trump’s best-received tangents was about his hair and cowboy hats. Riffing about Texas during the 2016 election and how he never doubted he would carry it, he said that if he were from the Lone Star State, he’d wear a cowboy hat all the time.

    “I’d never take it off,” Trump joked. “I don’t have to worry about hairspray. I don’t have to worry about my hair blowing, beautifully blowing in the wind.”

  2. Anonymous September 13, 2019 at 8:15 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/13/pence-speech-trump-hotel.html

    Pimp My Veep: “Pence spoke Thursday night at the hotel, during a gala put on by the Concerned Women for America, a 40-year-old conservative nonprofit organization that says it promotes “Biblical values and Constitutional principles.”

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/13/trump-loses-big-as-appeals-court-restores-emoluments-case.html

  3. Anonymous September 13, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/13/teenage-activist-greta-thunberg-takes-climate-protest-to-trump.html

    ““See you next week,” she said toward the end of the event, referring to a planned Sept. 20 global “Climate Strike” in which youth and adults are encouraged to walk out of school or work to urge more action on climate change.”

    • 2030-2100 September 13, 2019 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-warrior

      Since arriving in the U.S. by boat to participate in the UN Climate Action Summit, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has led crowds in both New York and Washington with a call for greater action against climate change.

      “We are the future. We are those who are going to have to adapt from this crisis,” Thunberg told PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham.

  4. Anon September 14, 2019 at 7:05 am - Reply

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/trumps-former-african-american-fan-hammers-him-for-perversion-of-reality-in-brutal-msnbc-interview/

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/internet-buries-repugnant-racist-trump-over-ugly-joy-reid-smears-another-attack-on-an-african-american-woman/

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