Actor Don Cheadle says President Donald Trump used the N-word in talking to a friend’s father during a round of golf.
In a series of tweets Saturday, Cheadle, responding to a fan who said he hated Trump, revealed the incident occurred at a Doral pro-am a number of years ago, long before Trump was elected president.
The annual golf tournament, which has been hosted in Miami, moves to Mexico City this year.
Cheadle, 52, a long-time Trump critic, said his friend’s father was in a foursome with Trump. He said he just learned details of the exchange recently, explaining that’s why he didn’t say anything during the election campaign.
Trump called himself “the least racist person” during a press conference last month.
Cheadle starred in “hotel Rwanda,” “Oceans Eleven” and numerous other projects.
Cheadle said he didn’t know if his friend’s father would go on the record with the story. Asked if there was any audio on the incident, Cheadle replied: “Her father wasn’t wearing a wire. But look up the 2M or so articles about Drumpf and racism if you need a primer.”
There has been no comment from Trump or the White House on Cheadle’s accusations.
Trump has made racist and crude comments in the past. Just last week, he speculated vandalism at Jewish cemeteries and bomb threats against Jewish community centers could be the work of Jews trying to make his administration “look bad.”
Tom Arnold claimed Trump used the n-word, as well as said “every offensive, racist thing ever” during his tenure as the host of “The Apprentice.”
In the 1991 book “Trumped,” Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino President John R. O’Donnell quoted Trump as saying: “I’ve got black accountants at the Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. Those are the kind of people I want counting my money. No one else.”
During the presidential campaign, an “Access Hollywood” tape showed him bragging about forcing himself on women with impunity because he is rich and famous. He also bragged about going into the dressing room as contestants in the Miss Teen USA contest changed clothes.