In his post-election monologue “Saturday Night Live,” comedian Dave Chappelle mocked the “racist” but “hilarious” President Donald Trump and the wages of white men and women hours after President-elect Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election.
“Now Trump is gone. People don’t like it, but I thought the guy was at least an optimist,” Chapelle said. “Called the coronavirus the Kung Flu. I can see it in your face, you racist, hilarious son of a bitch. I should have said that, not you. It’s wrong for you to say it.”
After telling a story in which his Ohio neighbors complained about the noise of his comedy shows during the pandemic, Chapelle said the complainant “had this tingling in his voice.
“You know that when you hear that crackling sound and think, ‘Oh, I know he’s not wearing his mask. I don’t know why poor white people don’t like wearing masks. What is the problem? They wear a mask at a Klan rally. Wear it at a Walmart too.”
Chappelle also mocked Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak and women’s wages. “I saw him once at a press conference when he was trying to guess the cure for coronavirus in front of the whole world,” the comedian said. “‘How about a very strong light right inside the body. This man may suggest that I bring sunshine directly into my body. Oh, that’s crazy. ”
“‘How about some bleach, some bleach directly into your body,’ said the Comedian. Oh, man, the Secret Service has to childproof the White House now, trying to drink the bleach… And that’s the worst part? One of the world’s leading virologists sat as close to me as you did, and she just watched him say it. It was crazy, her face looked like he might be right,” he continued. “That’s why, that’s why, that’s why women earn half. I don’t know what that is. Half. Maybe 70%. Whatever it is, it’s too much.”
“Sorry, Lorne, I thought we had a comedy show. It’s like a waking meeting in here,” Chappelle added. “You know what Trump did after all this? He went out and got the coronavirus.”
The comedian hosted the post-election SNL episode in 2016 after President Donald Trump defeated then Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to win the White House. At the time, Chappelle wished Trump luck and said he would “give him a chance”. The comedian admitted that he stayed in one of Trump’s hotels and joked: “I don’t know if he’ll be a good president, but he makes a great hotel suite”.
A year later, in 2017, Chappelle told an audience at a comedy show in New York City that it was wrong to urge Americans to give Trump a chance. “I was the first person on television to say, ‘Give Trump a chance. I blew it. I’m sorry,” he said.
Media organizations declared Democrat Joe Biden the winner in a close race against the Republican incumbent on Saturday morning, after he asserted his leadership in Pennsylvania. Trump hinted that he would not cede the election to Biden and threatened “unspecified legal action.
Biden made his first speech as elected president on Saturday night in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. During the speech, Biden appealed to Trump’s supporters and urged Americans to “give each other a chance”.
“It’s time to put aside the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again, listen to each other again,” he said. “To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as enemies. They are not our enemies, they are Americans.
Throughout the day, celebrations erupted across America where Biden supporters saw champagne bottles dancing in the streets. Trump shared a tweet on Saturday afternoon alleging election fraud. The post was immediately flagged by the social media network because it contained a “controversial” claim.