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Trump’s ‘my African-American’ admits ‘I am not a Trump supporter’

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California congressional candidate Gregory Cheadle might be an anti-government Tea Party member, but don’t call him a Trump supporter.

In a weekend interview with NPR, Cheadle admitted that he was holding the “Veterans for Trump” sign, not as support, but rather, to block the bright sun at the outdoor rally.

Trump singled Cheadle out at the California rally Friday, touching off a storm of criticism for placing ownership on the man when Trump called him “my African-American.” In the interviews that followed, Cheadle graciously accepted the fame and honor of the attention, but it was the most recent one where he admitted he’s not actually a supporter.

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“Trump talked about the racism, the stereotypical racism targeted against black men by bringing that incident out,” Cheadle said. “He said the people near where the incident took place were about to jump on the black man because they thought he was a protester when in reality he was a supporter.”

He explained he wasn’t offended by Trump’s statement because the presumptive GOP nominee was speaking positively about black people prior to singling him out. “People around me were laughing [at the fact] that he noticed me and everybody was happy. It was a jovial thing.”

“Had he said, ‘here’s my African American friend’ or ‘my African American supporter’ or something like that, then there would be less ambiguity,” Cheadle said.

“I am not a Trump supporter,” he continued. “I went to go hear Donald Trump because I have an open mind.”

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He further said that he’s not tied to any particular party, despite being registered as a Republican candidate for the first congressional district.


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Corey Lewandowski may use Judiciary Committee hearing to launch New Hampshire Senate run

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Former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski will appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to answer questions about incidents outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller's report. But he may use the appearance as a way to launch his New Hampshire Senate run.

Axios reported Sunday that the former top aide to President Donald Trump is eager for a fiery exchange between him and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and other Democrats.

“Corey will use [the hearing] as part of the campaign. He will be confrontational to the Democrats. He will be totally loyal to Trump. And he will be playing to the right-wing of the party who need to unite behind him in a primary," said former New Hampshire Attorney General Thomas Rath.

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Trump flip-flops on meeting with Iran with ‘no preconditions’– then blames it on the media

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President Donald Trump went off on the "fake news media" yet again, after his own appointees announced he was willing to meet with Iran.

"The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)," Trump tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173371482812162048

In an odd twist, Trump announced just three months ago he'd be willing to meet with no preconditions.

“Not as far as I’m concerned – no preconditions,” the president said in a Meet the Press interview. At another point in the interview, he also said: “I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear.”

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Internet fears Trump’s ‘locked and loaded’ tweet about oil field bomb means he’s gearing up for war with Iran

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the largest U.S. oil producer can be brought to its knees with a drone carrying a bomb. President Donald Trump responded to intelligence that the drone didn't originate in Yemen, but rather from Iraq or Iran, by saying he was "locked and loaded."

"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173368423381962752

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