Dave Chappelle was performing at the Robin Hood benefit at Madison Square Garden when he said “I was the first guy on TV to say, ‘Give Trump a chance.’ I f***ed up. Sorry.”
Willie Geist was in attendance and tweeted out the below.
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
Dave’s comments were in reference to his stand-up monologue on an episode of Saturday Night Live. At the time he said “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.” Below is a clip from the monologue.
Dave also jokingly referred to himself as the “Jane Goodall of white people”. On a clip found on instagram, Dave also mentioned that we “wake up every day, never knowing what he’s going to do next…Donald Trump. He’s exciting – like you thought the blak president would have been.”