Dave Chappelle wants us all to know that he has a lot of respect for Michelle Wolf.
“I don’t know who those people think they are that she can’t say that to them, cause they offend people all the time. And I think that for many people … it’s cathartic to watch that woman speak truth to power like that,” Chappelle said.
He also added that he “really respected” Wolf’s routine, which some critics say was too “mean” to members of Donald Trump’s administration, including White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“I know how hard it is to do what she did in front of that lame-ass crowd,” Chappelle pointed out. “Whether I agree with it or not, I gotta respect the artistry.”
Despite the furor that Wolf has caused in Washington, D.C., after she delivered the searing (and now infamous) 19-minute set on Saturday, she’s taking a page out of Trump’s book and doubling down on her statements.
“I wouldn’t change a single word that I said. I’m very happy with what I said, and I’m glad I stuck to my guns,” she told on NPR’s “Fresh Air.”
“I don’t pull punches,” she added. “I’m not afraid to talk about things. And I don’t think they expected that from me.”
Trump, didn’t attend the event for a second straight year, called Wolf’s performance “filthy,” and declared the annual gala “dead as we know it.”
Check out the interview below.