Comedy can be more effective in getting a message across. The manner in which Dave Chappelle addressed poor white Trump supporters in this clip just may do the job.
Dave Chappelle tells poor whites the unfortunate truth about Donald Trump. He will not be their financial savior. He is not fighting to make their lives better but takes more from them.
Dave Chappelle's Message to poor white people
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) December 31, 2017
Chappelle had the following message in his Netflix special, Equanimity, his third streaming special of the year.
"I must tell you," Dave Chappelle said. "I've never had a problem with white people ever in my life. ... The poor whites are my least favorites. We've got a lot of trouble out of them. And I've never seen so many of them up close. I looked 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. I saw some angry faces, some determined faces. But they felt like decent folk. No. They did. In fact, I am not even lying, I know it sounds f$cked up. But I felt sorry for them. I know the game now. I know that rich white people call poor white people trash. And the only reason I know that is because I made so much money last year, the rich whites told me they say it at the cocktail party. And I am not with that sh$t. And I stood with them in line like all us Americans are required to do in a democracy. Nobody skips the line to vote. And I listen to them. I listen to them say, naive poor white people, things. 'Man, Donald Trump is going to go to Washington and he is going to fight for us.' I am standing up there thinking in my mind, 'You dumb motherfuck$r.' You are poor. He is fighting for me."
The comedy is funny, but Dave Chapelle has a point. After signing the tax cut scam Trump went to Mar-a-lago to talk to his rich benefactors.
Chappelle is absolutely correct. Here is what The Patriotic Millionaires had to say about the tax cut scam that steals from the poor and the middle-class.
“This bill is a national embarrassment,” said former Blackrock executive Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires. “It is anathema to everything the country was founded on. When the government allows dynastic wealth and multinational corporations to dictate the terms of our economy, everyone else suffers. This bill will be a disaster for millions of hardworking American families, devastating both their bank accounts and their health, all in the name of tax cuts for the wealthy. It is no exaggeration to say this bill is one of the most miserable pieces of legislation to ever pass through the Senate, and its supporters should be ashamed of what they did today. This is nothing less than a stab in the heart to the American Dream.”
Watch the Dave Chappelle uncut Netflix clip here.
Also published on Medium.