Dave Chappelle: Trump 'speaking to a very small choir' in an 'eclectic' country
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE is speaking to “a very small choir” in a country as "eclectic" as America, comedian Dave Chappelle said Saturday.

During an interview with CNN's Van Jones that aired Saturday, Chappelle called the rhetoric of Trump’s presidency "repugnant," adding that he thought the president does not represent a majority of Americans.

"As a president of a country that's as eclectic as ours, you look around your crowd and you see it's like a patchwork of people," Chappelle said. "I just think that he's speaking to a very small choir." 

"Even a guy like me that's just writing jokes, I have to listen more than I've ever had to listen 'cause the gripes is coming so fast and furious. And I'm not dismissive of people's gripes. Might sound like it on stage, but I listen," he continued, adding that today's political climate was "cynical." 


"It's polarizing the way that I've never seen it before," the comedian continued.

Chappelle appeared on CNN's "The Van Jones Show" alongside former NAACP president Ben Jealous (D), who is seeking to unseat Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) in November. 

Chappelle also commented on Kanye West's praise of Trump. 

"I'm not mad at Kanye. That's my brother — I love him, I support him," Chapelle said.

"But, you know, I don't have to agree with everything that he says … I just trust him as a person of intent. But yeah, he shouldn't say all that shit."

Chapelle's comments were recorded before West's meeting Thursday with Trump in the Oval Office.

West has faced scrutiny for his support of Trump, prompting renewed backlash last month after going on a pro-Trump rant onstage following his appearance on "Saturday Night Live.”