Comedian Dave Chappelle is taking back the hopeful message he gave about President Donald Trump back in November.
In the first episode of Saturday Night Live, Chappelle said at the end of his opening monologue:
“So, in that spirit, I’m wishing Donald Trump luck. And I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too. Thank you very much.”
On Monday, Chappelle spoke at a benefit for the Robin Hood Foundation and he apologized for saying this according to NBC’s Willie Geist.
Dave Chappelle tonight in NY on his November SNL monologue: "I was the first guy on TV to say 'Give Trump a chance.' I f***ed up. Sorry."
— Willie Geist (@WillieGeist) May 16, 2017
Even in apologizing, he joked when Chappelle said:
“Every day, we wake up never knowing what he’s going to do next, Donald Trump. He’s exciting like you thought a black president would have been.”
He also disagreed with the critics who accused him of going soft on Trump:
“I said we demand he gives us a chance. I didn’t softball ’em. Welcome to the world, this is how it goes—tyranny of the majority, or tyranny of the minority in this case. I feel like a lot of people in America understand what the political process felt like for disenfranchised people.”
This comes after the shitstorm of the entire Trump administration thus far. This week, Trump leaked classified intel to a Russian ambassador who was visiting the White House. During a Fox News interview, Trump talked about a CIA hacking and blamed the Obama administration for it.
Last week, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey at the behest of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The letter Sessions sent to Trump read in part after the jump):
“It is essential that this Department of Justice clearly reaffirm its commitment to longstanding principles that ensure the integrity and fairness of federal investigations and prosecutions. The Director of the FBI must be someone who follows faithfully the rules and principles of the Department of Justice and who sets the right example for our law enforcement officials and others in the Department.”
You can watch his November SNL monologue below:
Featured image via YouTube screenshot.