Dave Chapelle’s message to poor whites who support Trump
Dave Chappelle has never had a problem with white people ever in his life — but that doesn’t mean he always agrees with them. His new stand-up special, Equanimity, streams New Year’s Eve. Only on Netflix.
“I must tell you,” Dave Chappelle said. “I’ve never had a problem with white people ever in my life. But full disclosure, the poor whites are my least favorites. We’ve got a lot of trouble out of them. And I’ve never seen so many of them up close. I looked them right in their coal smeared faces. And to my surprise, you know what I didn’t see? I didn’t see one deplorable face in that group. I saw some angry faces, some determined faces. But they felt like decent folk. No. They did. In fact, I am not even lying, I know it sounds f$cked up. But I felt sorry for them. I know the game now. I know that rich white people call poor white people trash. And the only reason I know that is because I made so much money last year, the rich whites told me they say it at the cocktail party. And I am not with that sh$t. And I stood with them in line like all us Americans are required to do in a democracy. Nobody skips the line to vote. And I listen to them. I listen to them say, naive poor white people, things. ‘Man, Donald Trump is going to go to Washington and he is going to fight for us.’ I am standing up there thinking in my mind, ‘You dumb motherfuck$r.’ You are poor. He is fighting for me.”