The Man Trump Described as ‘My African-American’ was Running for Congress; How Did He do?

Last week, Donald Trump got some heat after pointing to a black man in the audience and proclaiming, “Look at MY African-American over there! You know what I’m talking about!”

It turns out, the man Trump referred to was attorney Gregory Cheadle, a Republican who happens to be black. Cheadle was not just some random guy in the audience. In fact, he doesn’t even describe himself as a Trump supporter. However, he was running for Congress in California’s 1st Congressional District and faced incumbent Doug LaMalfa (R) and five other Republicans in the primary. So, after all of the national attention, with some seeing him as linked to Trump, how did Cheadle do in his race?

Unfortunately for him, Cheadle not only did not win. He came in last in the crowded seven-person field with 2% of the vote.

Though Trump, who is running at this point unopposed, won the California Republican primary with 75.4% of the vote, this did not help Cheadle.

Learn more about Cheadle and his reaction to Trump pointing him out as “my African-American.”

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h/t Red State

About the Author

Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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