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.
CA CD-1: Atty Gregory Cheadle (R) – Trump called him "my African-American" at rally last week – finished last place with 2% in cong race.
— Politics1.com (@Politics1com) June 8, 2016
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.”
h/t Red State