Don Cheadle knows someone who heard Donald Trump use the n-word

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Do you follow Don Cheadle on Twitter? I do not, but I occasionally look at his Twitter to see what he’s up to. For months now, Cheadle has been obsessed with politics, specifically obsessed with sh-tting on Emperor Baby Fists. Let me just say this: I really like Don Cheadle. I like him as an actor, I like him as an activist, and I probably agree with most of Cheadle’s political views. But his Twitter is not the best. He tweets about political stuff a lot, and he gets a lot of comments from the Deplorables. Instead of going on a Mute-spree (which is what I do), Cheadle engages the Deplorables with an ever-increasing spree of hard-to-follow responses. I know what he’s trying to do, which is troll the trolls. But it feels like he’s legitimizing them by responding and engaging. Anyway, that’s what Cheadle did over the weekend. Someone accused Cheadle of hating Trump before the treason stuff (which, sure, I hated Trump before the treason stuff too) and Cheadle responded:

In a bizarre Twitter rant on Sunday, actor Don Cheadle, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, claimed that the Commander-in-Chief had used a racial slur before entering the White House. The Ocean’s Eleven and Crash star was engulfed in the depths of a debate about Russia’s alleged ties with the Trump campaign when a user accused him of “Trump-hating way before treason.”

Cheadle replied, “Hated him since he asked my friend’s father at a Doral pro-am if he’d ever ‘f—ed a n—‘… Did it for me…” referring to the golf contest held at Trump’s luxury resort in Doral, Miami. Several fans pushed back, asking for proof of the incident.

“Her father wasn’t wearing a wire,” the actor responded. “But look up the 2M or so articles about Drumpf and racism if you need a primer. Start with his own book.”

Another challenged Cheadle why he hadn’t brought up the accusation during the campaign. However, the actor said he didn’t feel it would have made a difference.

“Many already know this to be in his nature. It’s not hidden,” he wrote. “And those who can’t see it, might never. The story would have changed little.”

Although Cheadle did not specify when the incident happened and said he did not know his father’s friend, he persisted that the story was true.

“Have you never been in a situation where language like this was used to describe a person of color, woman, gay person, Jewish person, LBGTQ person, Muslim, and just ‘kept it to yourself?’” he wrote in a series of tweets. “We’ve ALL probably done something like this and then repeated it later to someone we know/love/trust, and sometimes with regret and shame that we didn’t speak up at the time. Same thing here. A father repeating it to his daughter with both disbelief of hearin the words and regret that he stayed quiet and minded his own business. Like that.”

Cheadle also joked about his claim, saying that “Jim No Last Name,” a person Trump referred to when claiming Paris “wasn’t Paris anymore” during a recent speech was his source. He also tweeted that he was on ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic, although it wasn’t clear if he was being serious. The White House and Cheadle’s representatives did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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I love how Deplorables were like “BUT WHY DIDN’T YOU SAY SOMETHING BEFORE?” Like it would have made a difference? We already knew Trump was a racist POS. We already heard anecdotal evidence that he was a pervert who sexually assaulted more than a dozen women over the years. We already knew that the Russians were working to elect Trump. We learned all of that before the election, and it didn’t stop people from voting for Easy D. Which is why I sort of wish Cheadle would stop engaging these people – he’s not going to change any minds and he’s just making himself crazy. I say this to him as someone who has always liked and admired him: please just mute these a–holes.

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  1. Veronica says:

    The guy was literally taken to the court in the eighties for housing discrimination against blacks. I don’t know who these people think they’re fooling by trying to claim ignorance to his racism. We all knew what he was. It was just whether or not you were comfortable tolerating it.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Spot on, Veronica. We even heard about all that vile business here in Australia. (Not) Your President is just…I’ve run out of words for that filth. Ugh.

      • Cody says:

        The Trump presidency has not made me grab any more pussy (never have) and I don’t seem to be any more racist either. (Never was….still ain’t). Cmon guys – just a little levity. Peace

      • MC2 says:

        Cody- Well that’s just great for you but the USA as a whole is more racist & sexist since Trump. If it hasn’t affected you personally then that does not change the fact that it has affected others one iota. I find it weird that you interject yourself here just to tell people that this hasn’t affected YOU personally like that should mean anything at all. It just shows how selfish & self centered you are.

    • Kitten says:

      JFC his closest advisor is STEVE BANNON. You know, the guy that uses Camp of The Saints to describe the world?

      But don’t call him racist or an anti-Semite or his sheeple will come for you.

    • EOA says:

      It was actually the 70s but yes.

    • Raina says:

      Trumps voters would be upset if Trump WASN’T racist. . This would change nothing.

  2. Shambles says:

    BUT WHY DIDNT YOU SAY SOMETHING BEFORE? Is the classic response of the crazy Trump folk. That was their response to the TWELVE WOMEN (let us not forget) that accused him of sexual assault. They shout that line as if it would make an ounce of difference, as if they would have been totally open-minded to the accusations had they been made sooner. Ha, okay.

    • detritus says:

      Its scary how conserved it is across issues too, it’s the response of everyone who doesn’t want to believe a truth.
      It puts the onus on the teller, on the tone, on the timing, instead of parsing the actual message.

    • MC2 says:

      It’s always the go to response for rape, sexual harassment, any abuse. We should put that question (“Why didn’t she say anything before?!”) on blast & mute it too. Don’t respond to that sh7t and just let them know that asking that question shows their bias. That question should be targeted for stupidity because it has an easy answer but they don’t want to hear it. They just want to help perps by ignoring abuse.

      *I say this as someone who has explained why Cosby victims didn’t “wait” but we simply didn’t hear their stories before. This person believed the women but the women lost their “right to justice” when “they didn’t go to police” or that a woman is somehow responsible for her perpetrators next crime….. Same logic here- if Trump had said it then it’s now Cheadle’s fault for not alerting us of what they know already & work to hide. Asking that question shows that they have an agenda & it’s not the truth.

  3. BJ says:

    Tom Arnold has talked about footage of Trump saying offensive stuff including calling Barron “retarded” and usual racial slurs.Some guy who saw The Apprentice tapes said he said racial slurs,sexist slurs,etc.
    Trump is an offensive asshole and water is wet.

  4. Melly says:

    I, without a doubt, believe Trump uses the N word/various other racial slurs on a decently regular basis.

    He could call someone the N word today and it would be the least news worthy and/or least surprising thing he’s done all week

  5. QQ says:

    As If It’d matter to the people that voted for him…

    Im Out.. I really cant do any Trump related posts By and Large cause I’m still so filled with venom and nastiness about this sh*t still and I have nothing good in me to say about that serial molesting sentient POS partly cause I also want to make sure that I never come off in print or in person like they do ( the Bigots that Voted for Trump cause White Supremacy was best – Don’t DARE @ me) , which is deranged at best ( Story: a few weeks ago a Vendor of ours came to the office while I was alone, Asked me my opinion on the Administration and I said: I’m not interested in doing this in my job…he proceeded to rant/spittle about Hillary having curtains picked out volume increased, then it was how you women can’t handle this type of thing, then, “Now Because of Obama Blacks wont have another president” and ” women don’t need Abortions cause that’s what she was gonna do and if you ask me…. dumb f*cking racist shit of that ilk, Loudly- no me stonefacing him – cause I’m alone in my office with a Lunatic, member?- til I flat out rang the phone while staring him down and told him: Ive Gotta Go and so do you… It was like I broke the spell.. he blinked back and left mortified) , but that is hard to do cause A) I’m verbose af B) I really wanna call Everyone from that deformed Pumpkin abortion on down to that dried straw haired melting witch he keeps to lie in public, C*nts Every day that ends in y, I wanna read them and every single black man that shows up for a photo op literally til my tongue falls out and Vulgarities start telling me Dont @ me no more but Im TRYING real hard to just call them out on the merits that they are fully bumbling unprepared untrained inexperienced idiots, I wanna call attention to the factual and not sit in an echo chamber were we out C*ntCall the out the paint I Urge everyone I talk to about this in person to never even bother with their looks or with the fun making part of the equation ( inasmuch as Jesus F. Christ These motherf*ckers are Walking punchlines of the easiest layup class) we have to be ready and armed with the receipts and ready to say “Let me stop you right there that’s a lie” or “This is how none of this works in terms of governance” or whatever else to our relatives/friends reps

    • eggyweggs says:

      …And slow clap for QQ.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Gulp. 👏👏👏👏👏

    • Bettyrose says:

      This says it all. QQ, I don’t know how you restrained yourself in that situation, but you’re my hero.

    • detritus says:

      Wow. Peak toxic man right there, lecturing, loud and in love with his own bigoted opinion. There’s so much racist nonsense in even the little you shared, I hope you got to chill with your bb that night and wash off all those bad vibes.

      I’m also very happy you didn’t murder him with a letter opener, QQ, and leave his body as a warning to the next Trump supporter. It would have been satisfying, and with all that nonsense, I don’t know how you held back, but then we wouldn’t see you much, which would be the real shame.

    • MC2 says:

      Yes to all of this! Good job for keeping it together but letting him know that you were not in agreement. If you had ignored it all together then he’d be running home saying “I had a conversation with ——- (prob demean you to color & sex) about how HRC is bad and Trump is good” like he did his good deed for the day. But we also can’t call them all the things running through our brain which is…..hard. And you are right- they make it SO easy. Oh my goodness. But we have to stay on merits. And good job at letting him drag his rope out to hang himself. I like that tactic- let the ramble like idiots, take notes, deep breath & then let them have it.
      We got this.

    • Pandy says:

      QQ try my line. It usually works. Always said with a big friendly (fake) grin. “Oh, I’m the worst person to talk to about this stuff. I don’t drive, I use a bicycle, I don’t eat animals. I’m a tree hugging liberal!” Shuts them up for the most part without you having to get into an argument with them. After the fake grin, you give them the dead eye if they continue on and just cut it off with, “Like I said, I don’t agree but I don’t want to talk about it”.

      • Pandy says:

        And PS: Why was the opening line of the story ” In a bizarre Twitter rant on Sunday, actor Don Cheadle, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, claimed that the Commander-in-Chief had used a racial slur before entering the White House.”

        How is that bizarre???

  6. Lyla says:

    This is the least surprising thing I ever heard about trump. As if we didn’t all already know this.

  7. Otaku fairy says:

    I have no trouble at all believing Trump said those exact words. But based on everything else people have been willing to tolerate from him, it probably wouldn’t have made a difference then and it won’t now. He’d probably have to get caught killing someone on camera for us to be free of him and for people to stop supporting him.

  8. Layla says:

    I doubt him saying the N word on TV would deter the deplorables. I think Trump can say and do whatever he wants,