Dave Chappelle Addresses Trump Election And Racial Issues On SNL

Posted: Nov 14 2016, 7:28am CST | by , Updated: Nov 14 2016, 10:26pm CST , in Latest Celebrity News


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Dave Chappelle Addresses Trump Election and Racial Issues on SNL

Dave Chappelle gets candid about being black and the state of America following Trump’s election demanding to be given a chance.

It was the first Saturday Night Live show following the Presidential Election 2016 and the show did not shy away from the political agenda.

In its show prior to the election, many people complained that the show had given a cold ending to the whole Trump-Clinton scenario. The elections turned out to yield unexpected results for the general population America as Donald Trump became the President-Elect.

To address the issue on the show, an SNL veteran was invited back. Dave Chappelle was welcomed for his monologue with enthusiastic applause which he acknowledged and accepted.

Representing two of the demonized minorities by Trump, black and Muslim; Chappelle made his monologue snappy, witty and touching all the issues that the general population has on its mind currently.

He started by saying that he didn’t know that Donald Trump was going to win the election, he suspected it though. He said that he knew Hilary was doing well at the polls but then again he knew white people and they are not as surprising as they once used to be.

He said that he could not believe that America had actually elected an internet troll as the President. He then talked about the riots across America. He said that he had saw a ‘white riot’ in Portland, Oregon.

Being a black person, he said that the black people had already experienced all of that and they were not moved by it. He said he was staying out of it and let the white population figure it out amongst themselves.

The reason he said that he or most black people were not affected was because they had been here before. They had more pressing issues to be concerned about.

The shootings and the mass shootings in the past whole year which included the Pulse nightclub shooting which shook the whole country. He also mentioned the Harambe shooting incident and how a gorilla was more of a difficult decision for Cincinnati PD than shooting black people.

He talked about Black Lives Matter movement and said it wasn’t the best tagline but they could not help being black and see how they were treated.

He reiterated an incident about staying at one of Trump’s hotel and following the behavior that Trump had suggested in his Access Hollywood tape to the hotel maid.

He said that all the rich black people were talking about moving out of the country. He said he was going to stay to see how the tax break worked out. He said that when he had started to earn good money, the most unexpected thing happened and Obama became President.

Chappelle said that he didn’t think that a black president would even be a possibility. He mentioned Trump’s visit to Obama and also made some witty quips about the meeting.

He also asked the audience if they would miss Obama as President. He said that not only was he a black President but he had also made it out alive from the situation.

He then turned a bit of a serious tone and told the crowd that he had been to the White House for a party. He had been walking the halls and they went to the West wing in a hall where there were portraits of all the former Presidents.

He said that standing there, he remembered all the times when black people could not even enter the White House without causing controversy. And Obama’s presidency had allowed so many black people to be guests at the house.

It was change which made him happy and hopeful for the future of the country. He said that in that spirit he was giving Trump Presidency a chance. He said that the black people demand that Donald Trump would give their “historically disenfranchised” people that he give them a chance too.

In his almost twelve minutes long monologue, Chappelle made more sense of the country’s current state than the whole media in the last week of election frenzy with a peaceful resolution for the future.

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