Dave Chappelle On Trump: ‘It’s Not Like I Wanted To Give Him A Chance’ [VIDEO]

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Dave Chappelle is now singing a different tune after he famously announced after the election on “Saturday Night Live” that he wanted to give President Donald Trump “a chance.”

“It’s not like I wanted to give him [Trump] a chance that night,” the 43-year-old comedian explained Wednesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” (RELATED: Dave Chappelle: ‘Black Lives Matter Is A Terrible Slogan’)


“In the last six months, I think we’re all getting an education about the presidency,” he added. “I don’t know if I’ve ever heard in just popular discourse people discussing ethics this much. He’s putting all this stuff on the forefront.”

“Because I feel like many white Americans finally got to see what an election night looks like for many black Americans every cycle,” he continued, while explaining they experienced shock over how it happened.

“I think it speaks to how effective [Barack] Obama’s presidency was,” Chappelle explained. “Donald Trump’s the other foot — good foot, bad foot, good foot, bad foot. I think he’s going to make a more informed and better voter. We’ll work it out. He’s a polarizing dude. He’s like a bad DJ at a good party.”

During his appearance on “SNL” following Trump’s election, Chappelle said that he wished him “luck” and wanted to “give him a chance.”

“I’m wishing Donald Trump luck,” the comedian said. “And I’m going to give him a chance. And we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one, too.”

Katie Jerkovich



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