To the surprise of many, American Black comedian, Dave Chappelle –who converted to Islam in 1998–offered praise for Donald Trump, while sharing deep “agitated” concern about Hillary Clinton during a recent standup performance in New York.
Chappelle challenged the media’s interpretation of the surreptitiously recorded eleven year old Access Hollywood video of Donald Trump speaking to Billy Bush made public just days before the second U.S. presidential debate, according to a recent article in the Observer.
He took issue with the media stating as fact that Trump had admitted committing sexual assault in the recorded conversation. “Sexual assault? It wasn’t. He said, ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.”…
The comedian stated that Trump’s resilience in the face of the leak had impressed him. Comparing Trump to The Terminator, Chappelle said, “That would have devastated anybody else.”
Dave Chappelle’s critique of Hillary Clinton and the reporting of Access Hollywood recording of Donald Trump are discerning and well founded, but not just because of the deeply damaging, orchestrated media spin that ensued.
It is the stunning, almost total news blackout on just who Billy Bush is, as has been reported by Adara Press:
Though largely unreported in the press, Billy Bush’s uncle is George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who earlier in his long political career served as the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.
George W. Bush (the 43rd President of the United States), and Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are Billy Bush’s cousins.
Billy Bush’s father is Jonathan Bush, President George H.W. Bush’s younger brother. Jonathan Bush is a banker.
Here’s a little of what Wikipedia says about Billy Bush’s father:
“Jonathan Bush founded J. Bush & Co., which provided discreet banking services for the Washington, D.C., embassies of foreign governments for many years. In 1997, Riggs Bank bought J. Bush & Co. and made Bush CEO & President of Riggs Investment, a firm based in New Haven, Connecticut.
In the early 1980s, Jonathan Bush helped organize investors for George W. Bush’s first oil venture, Arbusto, later called Bush Explorations…
On May 15, 2004, The Washington Post published an article that said, “A political Web site written by a Democratic operative drew attention yesterday to the fact that President Bush’s uncle, Jonathan J. Bush, is a top executive at Riggs Bank, which this week agreed to pay a record $25 million in civil fines for violations of law intended to thwart money laundering.”
The bank accounts under investigation may have been Saudi, though the article did not say so. It did, however, go on to say: “…a source familiar with the multiple federal investigations of the bank’s Saudi accounts and other embassy accounts say Jonathan Bush’s investment advice unit has ‘no relationship whatsoever’ with any of the Riggs’s Saudi accounts.” Moreover, the newspaper quoted a spokesman for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as saying “any suggestion of political influence in the Riggs situation is ‘preposterous.’”
In 1991, Bush was fined $30,000 in Massachusetts and several thousand dollars in Connecticut for violating registration laws governing securities sales. He was barred from securities brokerage with the general public in Massachusetts for one Theyear.”
Then there’s Billy Bush’s brother: Jonathan S. Bush. He’s the CEO of Athenahealth….
One can be sure Billy Bush must have well remembered his conversation with Donald Trump in 2005 and the fact it was recorded. At what point did he share the details of the eleven year old recording with his father, uncle, cousins, and brother as he surely must have? At what point were the details made known to Hillary Clinton whose candidacy his uncle is supporting? […]
Certainly, the powerful and influential Bush family must have understood that the recording was damaging enough, followed by an onslaught of salacious accusations, to propel even Hillary Clinton into the White House.
Dave Chappelle Defends Trump, Rips Clinton: ‘She’s Not Right and We All Know It’
Comedian shocks NY crowd at surprise gig by devoting much of his show to slamming the Democratic presidential nominee
Comedian Dave Chappelle has been prepping for his November 12 hosting slot on Saturday Night Live with a series of surprise shows at The Cutting Room in New York. On Friday night, he shocked the crowd with a 60-minute set largely devoted to slamming Hillary Clinton.
He was particularly agitated about what he believes was Clinton’s role in leaking a surreptitiously recorded conversation between Republican nominee Donald J. Trump and TV personality Billy Bush. “What I heard on that tape was gross,” Chappelle said. “But the way I got to hear it was even more gross. You know that came directly from Hillary.” He stated this had put him off a candidate he had already known was “not right.” He likened voting for her to a hypothetical situation of actress Halle Berry breaking wind in his face during sexual relations. “I’m still going to go for it,” he said. “But I wish she hadn’t done that thing.”
Chappelle further shocked the New York crowd by defending Trump. He took issue with the media stating as fact that Trump had admitted committing sexual assault in the recorded conversation. “Sexual assault? It wasn’t. He said, ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.”
The comedian stated that Trump’s resilience in the face of the leak had impressed him. Comparing Trump to The Terminator, Chappelle said, “That would have devastated anybody else.” Chappelle added that Trump’s handling of the debate immediately following the controversy had won him over. Referring to Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz’s hostile questioning, he said, “Something about this was backward. A gay white man and a white woman asking a multi-billionaire how he knows the system is rigged and insisting it’s not. Does that sound right to you? It didn’t seem right to me. And here’s how you know Trump is the most gangsta candidate ever. They asked him how he knows the system is rigged and he said, ‘Because I take advantage of it.’ He may as well have flashed his membership card for the Illuminati right then.”
Noting that he voted early in rural Yellow Springs, Ohio before heading to New York, Chappelle said he “didn’t feel good” about voting for Clinton. “She’s going to be on a coin someday. And her behavior has not been coin-worthy,” he said. “She’s not right and we all know she’s not right.”
Chappelle noted that he’d been present at a late October going-away party at the White House, sponsored by BET. “Everyone there was black – everyone except Bradley Cooper,” he said. Chappelle listed attendees including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayer, singer Usher, DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile, and DJ D-Nice, who performed at the hush-hush soiree. He claimed that, at the end of the night, he grabbed the mic and waxed lyrical about Frederick Douglass, concluding that even though the current election has been “gross,” he still loves the United States of America.
The comedian wasn’t feeling so much love for women’s rights, gay rights, and transgender rights activists, saying, “They should not be having that conversation in front of black people. You go ahead and feel something about your rights. But if you’re putting sexism and homophobia and transphobia in front of racism, you should be ashamed of yourself.” Chappelle still slammed North Carolina legislation stating that transgender people must use the public restroom that aligns with the sex stated on their respective birth certificates. “If you need to show your birth certificate to take a dump at a Wal-Mart in North Carolina, that’s insane.” Chappelle noted he would rather not have “a woman with a dick” stand next to him at a urinal. He also said he wasn’t happy about rumors that Caitlyn Jenner would pose nude for Sports Illustrated. “Sometimes I just want to read some stats.”
Chappelle is slated to host SNL on November 12, but said, “You know there’s a pool going on whether or not I show up. I got $100,000 that says I won’t.”
Disclosure: Donald Trump is the father-in-law of Jared Kushner, the publisher of Observer Media.