Dave Chappelle is one of the biggest comedians in America.
He’s one of the most sought-after comics in the world and even sold his last three stand-up specials to Netflix for $20 million per special.
It wasn’t until 2016 when he hosted Saturday Night Live that he decided to get political. Now he’s walked back those comments about President Trump.
Dave Chappelle avoided the television spotlight for nearly ten years.
In his comeback, he was the first to host Saturday Night Live after Trump won the November 2016 General Election.
Towards the end of his monologue, he spoke seriously for a second.
Chappelle commented that there were people marching down the street as he speaks (allegedly against Trump’s win) and then said, “So, in that spirit…I’m going to give him a chance. And we, the historically disenfranchised demand that he give us a chance too.”
When he says, “historically disenfranchised,” he’s referring to African Americans.
That’s how it should work.
The President of the United States earns the right to be given a chance when he’s duly elected.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case with Trump.
He’s attacked ruthlessly by the liberal mainstream media on a daily basis.
Chappelle sat down with CNN’s Van Jones
He said, “It’s hard to tell where Trump ends and his constituents begin, but I think the rhetoric of his presidency is repugnant. I just don’t like the way he talks. We’re living in a time where there’s got to be more cultural sensitivity.”
Trump and his “constituents” are in a relentless pursuit to Make America Great Again.
Chappelle’s comments are audacious.
African American unemployment is at an all-time low.
What exactly did his friend former President Barack Obama do for African Americans?
Did he fix the violence problem in his home city of Chicago on the south side? Also, remember that the Black Lives Matter movement began under his administration.
Chappelle also said, “I don’t like talking bad about the president. I said we should give him a chance because he’s the president of the United States now. What choice do I have?”
That’s right. All liberals don’t have a choice.
When asked if he apologized for his SNL comments, he concluded, “Well, I don’t ever apologize. I said ‘I shouldn’t have said that sh*t.”
That’s not the only time that Chappelle walked back his SNL monologue too.
Chappelle walked back his SNL monologue
A year ago when he appeared on CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Colbert asked Chappelle if he wanted to walk back his comments and he said, “It’s not like I wanted to give him a chance that night. You know, listen, man, in the last six months, I think we’re all getting an education about the presidency…He’s putting all this stuff on the forefront.”
And then things got worse because he brought up his good friend former President Barack Obama.
Chappelle continued, “This is how traction works. I think this speaks to how effective Obama’s presidency was…Donald Trump’s the other foot. Good foot, bad foot, good foot, bad foot…We’ll figure it out, we’ll work it out…He’s a polarizing dude. He’s like a bad DJ at a good party.”
Chappelle notes that former Presidents’ Bill Clinton are the “good foots” and that former President George W. Bush and current president Trump are the “bad foots.”
Hollywood elitists like Chappelle refuse to acknowledge Trump’s many successes.
That is nothing new though.