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Dave Chappelle At The Hollywood Palladium

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Via | HipHopDX

NEW YORK, NY – Dave Chappelle caught some heat after he seemed to excuse Donald Trump for the obscene conversation recorded between the Republican candidate and Billy Bush on Access Hollywood, Friday (November 4) during his New York City late-night comedy gig.

A rep for Chappelle says he’s really not here for either candidate and is repulsed by the election period.

The controversy comes after the announcing that he’d be Saturday Night Lives host for the first time next week. The controvery became even more heigtened once it became widely known that the owner and publisher of The Observer is Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

“Dave is disgusted by the tone of the election and especially by the idea that his comedy would be misconstrued to defend [Donald T]rump,” his rep told Variety. His comedy show blasted both candidates,” the rep said, adding, “By the way, he voted for Hillary [Clinton].”

According to the Observer, his Friday evening show heavily addressed the possibility of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as America’s potential leaders.

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