“I didn’t know that Donald Trump was going to win the election. I did suspect it,” he said. “I haven’t seen white people this mad since the O.J. [Simpson] verdict… I’m staying out of it. I’m just going to take a knee like [Colin] Kaepernick and let the whites figure this out amongst themselves.”
Moving forward, Chappelle said that a Trump presidency wasn’t the most important thing our country is dealing with, citing the record number of mass shootings and the need for a Black Lives Matter movement.
“Why do we have to say that Black Lives Matter?” he asked. “Now I admit, that is not the best slogan, but McDonald’s already took ‘You deserve a break today,’ and I guess it’s kind of catchy because everyone else is biting it. Even the police bite it. ‘Blues Lives Matter.’ What, were you born a police [officer]? That is not a blue life, that is a blue suit. If you don’t like it, take that suit off and find another job, because I’m going to tell you right now, if I could quit being black today, I’d be out of the game.”
Chappelle eventually circled back to the prez-elect. “I’m wishing Donald Trump luck,” he admitted. “I’m going to give him a chance, and we the historically disenfranchised demand that he give us one, too.”
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