In the video, he makes jokes about Trump with the woman he speaks with.
— LaCrai Mitchell (@LaCraiMitchell) January 29, 2020
Chappelle asked a woman named Melissa how she currently rated Yang, on a scale of 1 to “Trump.” The woman, who said she loved Yang, replied for him to punched her in for a solid “1.”
He later announced himself, “I’m Dave Chappelle. I’m a world-famous comedian,” leading to laughs from campaign personnel watching Chappelle do the call.
He closed the call by thanking her for the support and said “Wu-Tang” as he hung up, a reference to a joke from his acclaimed show.
CHAPPELLE'S SHOW OF SUPPORT: Dave Chappelle campaigned for Andrew Yang in South Carolina, telling CBS News he wants to inspire Yang's supporters "to stand firm and be strong, no matter how unlikely people say things are." https://t.co/YdNewr1zrs pic.twitter.com/mOOrcefLep
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 30, 2020
Chappelle likes so Yang so much, he’s performing concerts in South Carolina, talking up his candidacy. He also recently did a press briefing for a campaign rally.
“You hear people say stuff like ‘Make America Great Again.’ Well how about make America feel better again,” Chappelle told reporters. “And I think [Andrew Yang’s] platform handles a lot of the emotional content of what being an American is like.”
The comedian isn’t the only celebrity on-board. Donald Glover is also an ardent supporter and is a creative consultant on the campaign.
Thank you @donaldglover – you see and create the future. 🙏🚀
— Andrew Yang🧢🗽🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) December 18, 2019