African-American singled out by Trump says no offense

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REDDING, Calif. — A man at a Donald Trump rally here Friday says he took no offense when the candidate singled him out and said, “Look at my African-American over here.”

“That was me, seriously. I got two autographs out of that,” said Gregory Cheadle, a Republican from Happy Valley who is running for the 1st Congressional District.

Cheadle said African-Americans have historically been dismissed by politicians, which is why they were so quick to support President Obama, the country’s first black president.

So it was gratifying to him and he was proud that Trump would acknowledge him in an audience that was predominantly white, he said.

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