Comedian Dave Chappelle stunned the New York City crowd at one of his sets on Friday night by criticizing Hillary Clinton…and defending Donald Trump, Observer reported on Saturday. Chappelle, who is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live on November 12, told the audience that while he voted for Clinton, he didn’t feel good about it.
“She’s not right and we all know she’s not right,” Chappelle said.
The black comedian didn’t just criticize Clinton. He also defended Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, criticized transgender activists, and the way politics have invaded the sports pages.
“Here’s how you know Trump is the most gangsta candidate ever,” Chappelle said. “They asked him how he knows the system is rigged and he said, ‘Because I take advantage of it.’ He may as well have flashed his membership card for the Illuminati right then.”
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— Observer (@observer) November 5, 2016
Chappelle also told the crowd he has no patience for transgender activists who claim that their so-called struggle is similar to what blacks went through during the Jim Crow era.
“They should not be having that conversation in front of black people. You go ahead and feel something about your rights,” he said. “But if you’re putting sexism and homophobia and transphobia in front of racism, you should be ashamed of yourself.”
He didn’t stop there. Chappelle also complained about how nothing is safe from politics anymore, not even sports coverage. According to the Observer report, Chappelle said he wasn’t pleased to hear rumors about Caitlyn Jenner posing nude for Sports Illustrated magazine.
“Sometimes I just want to read some stats,” the comedian reportedly said.
Chappelle will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live the Saturday after the 2016 presidential election.