Dave Chappelle has now clarified the seemingly ambiguous opinion of newly-elected president Donald Trump that he presented during his Saturday Night Live monologue from last season. The comedian appeared on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night, and when Colbert referenced the famous post-2016 election SNL monologue—in which the comedian said America should give President Donald Trump a chance—Chappelle said, "It's not like I wanted to give him a chance that night."

He continued, "Listen man, in the last six months, I think we're all getting an education about the presidency. I don't know that I've ever heard in the popular discourse people discussing ethics this much. And I didn't even realize how ethics were supposed to work at that level of government. And he's putting all this stuff on the forefront."


"Well, nobody really talks about oxygen until someone's got their hands around your throat," Colbert responded.

"Very true," Chappelle admitted. "If you remember in that monologue... that Emmy-nominated monologue... but at the beginning of the monologue, I contextualized because I feel like a lot of white Americans finally got a chance to see what an Election Night looks like for many black Americans every cycle."

Ultimately, Chappelle remained hopeful, saying, "I think he's going to make a more informed and better voter. I think that people will figure it out. We'll figure it out. We'll work it out. He's a polarizing dude. He's like a bad DJ at a good party."

Chappelle, who is in NYC for his star-studded residency at Radio City Music Hall this month, also explained why he spoke up about police reform at a town hall meeting in his Ohio town, which became a national news story. At the meeting, he addressed attendees, talking about his own experience with law enforcement, declaring, "In this Trump era, there's an opportunity to show everybody that local politics reigns supreme. We can make our corner of the world outstanding."

Regarding his town hall speech, he told Colbert, "It's not a big deal. Everybody in the town knows me. It's like The Simpsons, you see the same people every day, and I'm like the local Krusty the Klown."

And here's that Emmy-nominated SNL monologue: