Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally at the Redding Municipal Airport in Calif., June 3, 2016.
Rich Pedroncelli—AP
June 4, 2016 9:06 AM EDT

REDDING, Calif. — Donald Trump raised eyebrows on Friday when he singled out a man in the crowd at his rally as “my African American.”

Trump called the man out after boasting of his support among African American voters. “You know what I’m talking about” Trump said as he told an anecdote about another black male supporter who got into a fight at one of his previous rallies.

“We had a case where we had an African-American guy, who is a fan of mine, great fan, great guy,” Trump said. He recounted how the man “slugged” a protester dressed in a…

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