In this powerful monologue from Saturday Night Live, world-famous comedian Dave Chappelle speaks on the results of this week’s shocking election results and gives an important perspective on how black Americans were sadly unsurprised by the results.
Touching on a wide range of subjects from the mass shootings that continue to rob our nation of so many innocent souls to the Black Lives Matter movement, Chappelle wields his trademark wit and irreverence like a rapier, deftly making light of serious issues but still laying down some profound truths that all of us need to hear right now.
His praise for President Obama shone through and presented a painful contrast between the our President and his replacement. “Trump went to see Obama last week. Did you see Trump’s face afterwards? Trump got son’d. Trump looked shook!”
But it was his recounting of a recent party, mostly of black attendees, at the White House that really stood out.
“And I saw how happy everybody was. These people who had been historically disenfranchised. And it made me feel hopeful. And it made me feel proud to be an American. And it made me very happy about the prospects of our country. And in that spirit, I’m wishing Donald Trump luck. And I’m gonna give him a chance. And we, the historically disenfranchised, demand he give us one too.”
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This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.