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FILE - This Sunday, July 6, 2014 file photo, Dave Chappelle performs at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. As Dave Chappelle reflects on spending 30 years in comedy, he says he’s grateful and humble to still be living his dreams onstage. The 43-year-old kicked off a residency this week, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Dave Chappelle mocked 'naive poor white people' who support Trump



Comedian Dave Chappelle makes fun of President Trump’s supporters in the first preview trailer for his upcoming Netflix special.

“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,” he says of Trump’s voters on Election Day last year in the clip, which Netflix released Wednesday.

“I listened to them say naïve poor white people things,’” he adds before launching into an impression of a Trump backer. “’Donald Trump is going to go to Washington and he’s gonna fight for us.’”

“I’m standing there thinking, ‘you dumb motherf----r. You are poor. He’s fighting for me.'”

Chappelle elsewhere in Wednesday’s preview jokes that “poor whites” are his “least favorite” variety of white people following last year’s White House race.

“And to my surprise, you know what I didn’t see?” he says of Election Day 2016. “I didn’t see one deplorable face in that group.”

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“Saw some angry faces and some determined faces but they felt like decent folks,” Chappelle continues. “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.”

Entertainment Weekly on Thursday reported that Chappelle’s third Netflix special, “Equanimity,” is due out on the streaming service Dec. 31.

Netflix announced that Chappelle would earn $60 million for the three events, or $20 million for each one.

The company released two of the specials last March, with the pair marking Chappelle’s first concert specials in more than 12 years.

The two programs were previously unreleased events from earlier in Chappelle’s comedy career, while “Equanimity” features a new routine.

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