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Dave Chappelle has a message for 'poor white' Trump supporters

23 December 2017, 01:57 | Ruben Stone

Dave Chappelle told CBS News he signed a $60 million deal with Netflix

Dave Chappelle told CBS News he signed a $60 million deal with Netflix

"Poor. He's fighting for me.'" The audience roars into laughter. That's why Comedy Central is doing a New Year's Day marathon of the sketch show's entire run, plus Dave Chappelle's classic 2000 stand-up specialKillin' Them Softly at midnight.

He jokingly takes a swipe at "poor whites" who were duped into voting for Donald Trump, and brags about making enough money a year ago to rub elbows with rich Hollywood people and learn all of their secrets. In addition to the previously-announced Equanimity, Netflix will also launch Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation on December 31, 2017.

Chappelle said we've gotten "a lot of trouble out of them" as he recalled a story as he waited in line to vote amid the type of people about which he spoke.

Chappelle is referring to the "poor whites" who voted for Trump and the reason why he is now the country's commander-in-chief.

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In the clip, Chappelle described the "decent folk" who voted for Trump in the 2016 election.

He said, "I've never seen so many of them up close". "I listened to them say naive, poor-white-people things: 'Man, Donald Trump's gonna go to Washington and he's gonna fight for us.' I'm standing there thinking in my mind, 'You dumb, motherfucker. You. Are". He also appeared in the "Def Comedy Jam" 25th anniversary special for Netflix earlier this year. I looked them right in their coal-smeared faces.

"In fact, I'm not even lying, not to sound f*cked up, but I felt sorry for them", Chappelle adds.

This will mark the comedian's third and fourth comedy specials set at Netflix for this year as part of a wide-ranging deal.

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