Dave Chappelle Regrets Saying to Give Trump a Chance: "I F---ed Up"

The former Comedy Central star also said he completely disagreed with Trump's travel ban attempt, which targets Muslims.

David Chappelle issued a mea culpa of sorts on Monday night when he told an audience at the Robin Hood Gala in New York City that he regretted asking people to "give Trump a chance" while hosting Saturday Night Live last November shortly after the election. 

In a poignant monologue — which has more than 10.8 million views on YouTube — Chappelle said that he had wanted to give Trump the benefit of the doubt, knowing full well the country was still in shock over the former reality star's upset over Hillary Clinton. 

Well, the stand-up comic has since changed his tune, according to accounts shared over social media and video from the event, which raised funds to help fight poverty in New York. 

"I was the first guy on TV to say 'Give Trump a chance.' I f---ed up. Sorry," Chappelle said during a routine at the event, according to MSNBC's Willie Geist.

The former Comedy Central star also said he completely disagreed with Trump's travel ban attempt, which targets Muslims. 

"I think that is way out of step with the way people feel in America. Am I wrong about that?" Chappelle asked the crowd. "Every day you wake up and you never know what he is going to do next. He's exciting like you thought a black president would have been." 

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