Dave Chappelle’s monologue at “Saturday Night Live” carried a much deeper message amid all the comedy.
The legendary comedian, in the first post-election episode of SNL, addressed the stunning Donald Trump victory stating, “I didn't know that Donald Trump was gonna win the election. I did suspect it. Seemed like Hillary was doing well in the polls and yet, I know the whites. You guys aren't as full of surprises as you used to be,” he said to laughter.
"America's done it, we've actually elected an internet troll as our president," he joked.
During his time on the stage, Chappelle commented on the numerous shootings that have taken place just this year, Black Lives Matter — and even Harambe, the Cincinnati zoo gorilla.
He then imagined what the first meeting between President Obama and President-elect Trump would have been like.
“Oh god, gotta tell you, this job looks like it’s gonna be a lot harder than I thought,” he said imitating Trump.
“Really? It’s not that hard, at least you get to be white while you’re doing it,” he said in Obama’s impression.
“Obama did a good job. I think we’ll all miss him when he’s gone,” the Chappelle said.
Before ending his skit, Chappelle said, “I think it's important that I say this because they're marching up the street right now as we speak.”
“A few weeks ago I went to the White House for a party. Everyone there was black and it was beautiful. It made me very happy about the prospects of our country. So in that spirit, 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,” he ended.
To watch the entire monologue, click on the video above.
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