Dave Chappelle doesn’t want to give President Trump a chance.
The comedian, who famously urged patience just five days after the election when he hosted “Saturday Night Live,” told Stephen Colbert that time has passed.
“In the last six months, I think we’re all getting an education about the presidency. I don’t think, in the popular discourse, I’ve ever heard people discussing ethics this much,” Chappelle said on “The Late Show” Wednesday night.
“I didn’t even realize how ethics were supposed to work at that level of government. And he’s putting all this stuff on the forefront.”
Dave Chappelle regrets telling people to ‘give Trump a chance’
Colbert, however, wasn’t buying that line.
“Well, nobody really talks about oxygen until someone’s got their hands around your throat,” he said.
In his 10-minute “SNL” monologue in November, Chappelle, making his first major TV appearance since “Chappelle’s Show” ended in 2006, spoke about riots in Portland and the relationship between the then-President-elect and minorities.
“I’m gonna wish Donald Trump luck, and I’m going to give him a chance, and we the historically disenfranchised demand that he give us one too,” he said.
Chappelle, however, said he was trying to contextualize the election.
“Because a lot of white Americans finally got a chance to see what an Election Night looks like for many black Americans every cycle,” he said Wednesday night.
“I think he’s going to make a more informed and better voter. I think people will figure it out. He’s a polarizing dude. He’s like a bad DJ at a good party.”
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