“I was not offended by it because he had been speaking positively about black people prior to that statement,” Cheadle told NPR when reached at his home for comment over the weekend. “People around me were laughing [at the fact] that he noticed me, and everybody was happy. It was a jovial thing.”…
Cheadle says his interaction with Trump has raised his profile heading into the California primary on Tuesday. But one thing Cheadle wants to be clear about is that Trump does not yet have his vote.
“I am not a Trump supporter,” Cheadle said. “I went to go hear Donald Trump because I have an open mind.”
Cheadle says he also went to a rally for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders last week in Chico, Calif., but did not go in.