Gregory Cheadle, a black former Republican who attended a Trump rally in 2016 and was infamously praised by then-candidate Donald Trump as “my African American,” appeared on MSNBC on Monday to explain why he can no longer support the GOP.
Cheadle said that he doesn’t believe the president flat-out hates black people like former KKK leader David Duke, but he does believe Trump has what he described as a “white superiority complex” that only makes minorities feel the system is rigged against them.
“Because of that white superiority complex — the rules, the laws are written by whites and enforced by whites — so when one has a white superiority complex, that adds to the frustration for everyone else because there is no longer a level playing field,” he said.
Cheadle was also asked to identify what his breaking point was when it came to sticking with the GOP. He replied that there was not one specific instance, but he did point to Trump’s remarks about “very fine people” marching at the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally in 2017, his attacks on NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem, and his declaration that four Congresswomen of color should “go back” to their home countries as particularly noxious examples.
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Trump’s ‘fake news” claims are no longer working and it’s ‘another nail in the impeachment inquiry’: CNN’s April Ryan
Appearing on CNN's "New Day" early Sunday morning, contributor April Ryan said that recent polling showing the public wants Donald Trump impeached is a sign that his old tricks are no longer working.
Speaking with host Victor Blackwell, Ryan said that it is not good news that polling supporting impeachment is holding firm as the president tries to dismiss his bevy of latest scandals including his quid pro quo phone call with the president of Ukraine and his now-aborted plan to hold the G& at one of his golf resorts.
"It's not good news for the president at all," Ryan began. "These polls are not only staying steady, they are consistent with other polls. A slight majority of Americans want this impeachment inquiry. And when you get to things where we understand, you know, this is tit for tat and quid pro quo as [acting chief of staff Mick] Mulvaney was saying, people understand this."
Internet piles on ‘humiliated’ Trump’s whining about pulling G7 from his golf resort: ‘Bye bye bedbug summit’
Late Saturday Donald Trump took to Twitter to announce that he was no longer going to be holding next year's G7 at his Doral golf resort, whining about pressure that he claims came from Democrats and the media.
As Trump sees it, "Therefore, based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020. We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!"
Three dead in Chile protest violence
Three people died in a fire in a supermarket being ransacked in the Chilean capital early Sunday, as protests sparked by anger over social and economic conditions rocked one of Latin America's most stable countries.
Santiago's Mayor Karla Rubilar told reporters two people burned to death in the blaze and another later died in hospital, after the huge store controlled by US retail chain Walmart was looted.
They were the first deaths in two days of violent unrest in which protesters have set buses on fire, burned metro stations and clashed with riot police in the city of seven million -- despite a curfew imposed overnight until 07:00 Sunday.