SNL: Dave Chappelle advises Biden supporters to stay “humble” after feeling like Trump voters
Four years after using his first Saturday Night Live monologue to address then-President-elect Donald Trump, Dave Chappelle returned to Studio 8H and addressed current President-elect Joe Biden.
Chappelle chaired SNL’s previous by-election game in 2016, just four days after Trump won an unexpected win over Hillary Clinton. In this monologue, he discussed America’s decision to choose its first “internet troll”. He also said he would give Trump a chance as POTUS but did so with a big asterisk. “I wish Donald Trump the best of luck,” he said at the time. “I’ll give him a chance and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too.”
This time Chappelle wasn’t so optimistic. Or nice. He thought about America in general and how it didn’t feel much safer to himself after Trump’s loss to Biden.
“Do you remember what life was like before COVID? I do, ”he said. “There were mass shootings every week. Can anyone remember it?
“Thank god for COVID,” he said. “Something had to lock these murderous whites up, keep them in the house.”
Chappelle then turned to anti-maskers – especially poor whites who don’t wear masks. “What is the problem?” he asked. “You wear a mask to the Klan rally; wear it to Walmart too! Wear your Klan hood at Walmart so we can all feel safe. “
It then went back to the 1980s when former President Ronald Reagan stereotyped black people as “welfare cases” and “drug addicts”. Well, Chappelle said, “How does that sound now? Stimulus checks, the heroin … The rest of the country keeps trying to move forward, and those white n – keep holding us back. Don’t you want to wear your mask because it’s oppressive? Try to wear the mask I’ve worn all these years. I can’t even tell some truth unless it has a punch line behind it.
“You are not ready for this. You don’t know how to survive, ”he continued. “Black people, we’re the only ones who know how to survive this. White? Come! Hurry up! Come and get your lesson. You need us You need our eyes to save yourself from yourself. “
At that point, Chappelle turned to how Trump made the best possible use of his “friends” – including the late Herman Cain (who died in July of complications from COVID-19 after attending one of the president’s maskless rallies) Received care for the coronavirus – and former New Jersey governor Chris Christie was left to fend for himself.
“Herman Cain’s black ass had been dead for two weeks. Where was his secret serum? “Chappelle asked rhetorically.” This is your leader. Think about it … What kind of man does this? What kind of man makes sure he is fine while his friends fight for their lives and die? A white Man. And I don’t want to apply all of this to the whites, but I’ve been black for a long time. I notice a pattern. “
As he neared the end of his monologue, Chappelle spoke to those who took to the streets to enjoy Biden’s triumph over Trump.
“I would ask anyone who celebrates today to remember that it is good to be a humble winner,” he said. “Do you remember when I was here four years ago? Do you remember how bad that felt? Remember, half the country still feels that way right now. Remember, for the first time in American history, whites’ life expectancy is falling due to heroin and suicide. All these white people out there feeling this agony, this pain. They’re crazy because they think nobody cares – and maybe they don’t, but let me tell you something: I know what this feels like. I promise you I know how this feels
“When you’re a cop and every time you put on your uniform you feel like you have a target on your back and you are appalled at the attitudes of people if you risked your life to save them ? Oh man believe me, I know what this feels like. Everyone knows how that feels, ”he said.
“But here’s the difference between me and you: you hate each other for it,” he said, referring to white people who were spread across party lines. “I don’t hate anyone, I just hate that feeling. That’s what I struggle through. I suggest you fight your way through. You have to find a way to live your life. You have to find a way to forgive one another. Despite this feeling, you have to find a way to find joy in your existence. And if you can’t, get these new lessons. “
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