Dave Chappelle Says Donald Trump Gets Too Much Credit For America’s Racial Problem


Dave Chappelle had a few things to get off his chest as it pertains to President Donald Trump.

During a sitdown with CNN’s Christine Amanpour and Jon Stewart, the beloved comic and actor said Trump doesn’t deserve all the credit for the country’s robust racial climate.

“I would not even name the era after him…. He’s not making the wave, he’s surfing it,” Chappelle said during the forthcoming interview. “All he does is sing those people’s greatest hits. ‘Build the Wall,’ all these things we’ve heard before, he just sings all the songs. He’s the only one that’s been brash enough to do it.”

Chappelle, who also stars alongside Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born, says despite Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections they aren’t totally responsible for America’s long-standing race issue.

“Even when they say that Russia influenced the election, it’s kind of like, Is Russia making us racist? Is that who’s doing it?” Chappelle asked. “Oh, OK, oh my God, thank goodness — I thought it was us…. If they kill the country that way then we’re the murder weapon.”

The 45-year-old also atoned for his comments while hosting Saturday Night Live in which he said “I’m going to give him a chance. And we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one, too.” Chappelle has since admitted he regrets his comments but thinks it was the right thing to say at the time.

“Is he doing a good job? Am I happy with what he’s doing? No, it’s been very difficult to watch the last couple of years.”

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