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Dave Chappelle’s Candid Explanation About Why He Won’t Target Trump

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While most comedians frequently take aim at President Donald Trump, Dave Chappelle purposefully limits discussing the president during his comedy shows. Further, he has actively criticized his cohorts for their anti-Trump angle, asserting that he doesn’t want to be a part of the “chorus” that targets Trump, instead choosing to be a “soloist.”

During an interview, Chappelle discussed Trump, but said, “The whole Trump thing makes it harder for comedians.”

“He’s so skewed,” he added. “It’s hard to find an angle that sounds fresh.”

Chappelle continued, “If you talk about him, it’s almost like you’re part of the chorus and not a soloist.”

His sentiment is echoed by others who believe that many of today’s comedians reflect the “same stance on every issue.”

Chappelle has also deviated from the norm, even taking heat for jokes that some considered “transphobic.”

Additionally, he has even targeted Hillary Clinton in some of his comments and also defended Trump on allegations stemming from the infamous Access Hollywood tape.

“What I heard on the tape was gross,” Chappelle stated, “but the way I got to hear it was even more gross. You know that came directly from Hillary.”

Chappelle also referred to Clinton as “not right,” and asserted that Trump’s statements on the tape were not admissions of “sexual assault.”

“Sexual assault? It wasn’t,” said Chappelle. “[Trump] said, ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.”

According to a report by The Daily Wire, During Chappelle’s recent Netflix special, he largely steered away from discussing Trump, which may be viewed as uncommon in today’s comedy climate. However, he doesn’t avoid talking “recklessly.”

As he addressed comedians in his audience, Chappelle stated, “You have a responsibility to talk recklessly. Otherwise, my kids may never know what reckless talk sounds like – the joys of being wrong.”