Chappelle to Trump voters in new special: ‘You are poor. He’s fighting for me’
Dave Chappelle says he “feels sorry” for “poor whites” who voted for President Trump in the 2016 election because the commander in chief doesn’t have their best interests in mind.
“The poor whites are my least favorites,” the comedian says in a preview clip released Wednesday from his Netflix special, “Equanimity.”
“We’ve got a lot of trouble out of them,” Chappelle told the audience during his stand-up routine.
“I listened to them say dumb white people things,” Chappelle said of voters who headed to the polls.
Imitating a Trump supporter, Chappelle exclaimed, “Man, Donald Trump’s gonna go to Washington and he’s gonna fight for us.”
“And I’m standing there thinking in my mind, you dumb motherf—er.”
“You are poor,” Chappelle said, before adding of Trump, “He’s fighting for me!”
Chappelle said he encountered many Trump voters on Election Day of last year: “To my surprise, you know what I didn’t see? I didn’t see one deplorable face in that group. I saw some angry faces, and some determined faces — but they felt like decent folk.”
“In fact, I’m not even lying, not to sound f—ed up, but I felt sorry for them,” Chappelle continued. “I know the game now. I know that rich white people call poor white people ‘trash.’ And the only reason I know that, is because I made so much money last year, the rich whites told me they say it at a cocktail party,” he said to laughs. “And I’m not with that s–t.”
Chappelle, 44, reportedly inked a deal last year with Netflix worth $60 million dollars for a trio of comedy specials.
Earlier this year, Chappelle expressed regret over remarks he made while hosting the first “Saturday Night Live” after the 2016 election, in which he asked the country to give Trump a chance.
“I’m wishing Donald Trump luck,” he said at the time.
In May, he reportedly told the audience at a charity benefit, “I was the first guy on TV to say, ‘Give Trump a chance.’ I f—ed up. Sorry.”
Chappelle’s Netflix special premieres on New Year’s Eve.
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