Chappelle: Why Are White People Protesting Trump? There Are Bigger Things To Worry About
Dave Chappelle said there are bigger things to worry about than Donald Trump being elected president.
The comedian, who hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the first time this weekend, touched on the anti-Trump protests that have broken out since he defeated Hillary Clinton last week during his opening monologue.
“Whites are furious,” Chappelle said. “Never seen anything like this. I haven’t seen white people this mad since the O.J. Simpson verdict.”
“I’ve never seen this before. I watched a white riot in Portland, Oregon on television the other night. The news said they did a million dollars worth of damage. I’m staying out of it. I’m just going to take a knee like Colin Kaepernick and let the whites figure this out amongst themselves.”
“I don’t even think it’s the most important thing we’re dealing with,” he said. “Shootings. All these shootings in the last year. The worst mass shootings in the United States.”
“Why do we have to say that black lives matter? I admit that is not the best slogan but McDonald’s already took, ‘You deserve a break today.'”
“I didn’t know that Donald Trump was going to win the election,” Chappelle said. “I did suspect it. Seemed like Hillary was doing well in the polls and yet … I know the whites. You guys aren’t as full of surprises as you used to be.”
“America has done it,” he added. “We’ve actually elected an internet troll as our president.”
Chappelle ended his monologue talking about a recent trip to the White House that was sponsored by B.E.T.
“Everybody in there was black except Bradley Cooper,” he said.
“I looked at that black room, and saw all those black faces, and Bradley, and I saw how happy everybody was. These people who had been historically disenfranchised. It made me feel hopeful and it made me feel proud to be an American and it made me very happy about the prospects of our country.”
“So, in that spirit, I’m wishing Donald Trump luck. And I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too. Thank you very much.”