Dave Chappelle, the comic who just released his new Netflix special, Equanimity, earlier in the year, said to CNN’s Van Jones on Saturday night that he thought Donald Trump’s rhetoric was “repugnant.” Previously, Dave claimed he would give him a chance before passing judgment, but it appears he has changed his mind.
“I just don’t like the way he talks,” the comic stated, and added that we’re living in a time where there’s supposed to be more “cultural sensitivity.” Van Jones probed Dave on his controversial speech on SNL in 2016 where he said he would give Trump a chance.
“And we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us a chance too,” The Chappelle Show comedian remarked two years ago. However, Dave said he now regrets that speech.
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In a recent interview on CNN, comedian #DaveChappelle was asked about #KanyeWest and his visit to the White House on Thursday. Chappelle said, "I’m not mad at Kanye. That’s my brother — I love him, I support him. But, you know, I don’t have to agree with everything that he says. I just trust him as a person of intent."
Dave appeared beside the NAACP president, Ben Jealous, who suggested that Donald doesn’t actually represent the interests of American people, despite receiving approximately 50,000,000 votes.
Ben said he is “speaking to a very small choir.” Regardless of the actual numbers of people who voted for him, Dave said it’s “cynical out here,” adding that the country’s current political atmosphere was “polarizing.”
Additionally, Jones asked Chappelle what he thought about Kanye West, who supports Trump. As it was previously reported, Kanye appeared at the White House last week, following his praise of the president during his segment on Saturday Night Live.
“Yeah, he shouldn’t say all that s**t,” Chappelle explained in reference to Kanye West. (CNN explained in their report that Chappelle made his comments before Kanye’s appearence at the Oval Office.)
Dave previously joked about the Donald Trump administration during his latest special, suggesting that poor white Americans believe Trump was their president when actually, he is the “president of the rich.”