Dave Chappelle Reportedly Regrets Saying He Was Going to Give Trump a Chance

In November, during the first post-election SNL, Dave Chappelle devoted much of his 11-minute monologue to Donald Trump. He joked about the the then-president-elect, calling him an “internet troll” at one point, but concluded on a serious note: “I’m wishing Donald Trump luck, and I’m gonna give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one, too.”

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Well, six months of thinking (and a nonstop pageant of White House disasters, no doubt) have apparently caused a change of heart. Via Pitchfork, the reports out of last night’s New York’s Robin Hood gala, where Chappelle delivered a set, found Chappelle backpedaling:

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Well, at least he can admit that he was wrong—that’s more than anyone could say for Trump.

Some Pig. Terrific. Radiant. Humble.

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DISCUSSION

Dave Chappelle shouldn’t be embarrassed about saying we should give Trump a chance. I think you should always give people the opportunity to do their job and prove themselves. In this case, Trump has proved that he’s a wildly inconsistent, bizarre, childish man with impulse control issues.

Dave is a great guy, and I love it that he tried to be fair.