Dave Chappelle isn’t the type of person to keep quiet when it comes to controversial issues. Fans of Dave know that he’ll talk about anything, from identity politics to the plight of transgendered people.
Most recently, the legendary comic released a segment of his upcoming special where he pokes fun at white working-class Americans who voted for Trump.
During the clip, Dave insinuates that working-class American’s have been duped into thinking that the president is on their side when in reality, Trump is allegedly working in favor of American’s who are already extremely wealthy, such as Dave himself.
In the segment of his soon-to-be-released comedy special, Equanimity, Dave said that he has never had a problem with white people in his life, but poor ones are his “least favorite.”
Chappelle said we’ve gotten “a lot of trouble out of them” as he recalled a story as he waited in line to vote amid the type of people about which he spoke. Dave said as he stood in line to cast his ballot, he overheard them say naive “poor white people things.”
Chappelle joked, “I’m standing there, thinking in my mind, ‘you dumb motherf*cker. You are poor. He’s fighting for me.'”
As you may know, Chappelle is now one of the highest paid comedians in the world, with a net worth of around $40 million.
Netflix reportedly paid him roughly $60 million for his three comedy specials. Trump released a new tax bill in recent weeks which would lower taxes on corporations and the wealthy.
The criticism is that it benefits only the rich rather than the poor. However, the other side of the argument states that lower-class people do benefit from tax cuts for businesses, because of what’s called “trickle-down economics” – the concept which explains the way tax cuts stimulate economic growth, thus higher wages, and more jobs.