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.