Chappelle’s third streaming special for Netflix, Equanimity, is out Dec. 31

By James Hibberd
December 21, 2017 12:14 PM

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Dave Chappelle has a message for Americans who voted for Donald Trump.

In the first preview trailer for his upcoming Netflix special, the comedian has some NSFW thoughts about “naive, poor white people” who support the president.

“I’ve never had a problem with white people ever in my life, but, full disclosure, poor whites are my least favorite,” he quips. “We’ve got a lot of trouble out of them. And I’ve never seen so many of them up close. Looked at them right in their coal-smeared faces. And to my surprise, you know what I didn’t see? I didn’t see one deplorable face in that group. Saw some angry faces and some determined faces but they felt like decent folk. I’m not even lying! No, they did … I felt sorry for them. I know the game now. I know that rich people call poor white people ‘trash.’ And the only reason I know that is I made so much money last year that the rich whites told me they say it at a cocktail party.”

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Chappelle, who earned a reported $60 million for his Netflix specials, then continued: “… I stood in line with them like all Americans are required to do in a democracy, nobody skips the line to vote … and I listened to them. I listened to them say naive poor white people things: ‘Donald Trump is going to go to Washington and he’s gonna fight for us.’ I’m standing there thinking, ‘you dumb motherf—er … you are poor. He’s fighting for me!”

Chappelle’s third streaming special for Netflix, Equanimity, is out Dec. 31.