Not only a few days ago, reports surfaced that Dave Chappelle had been trying out some new jokes while performing at The Robinhood NYC when he apologized for not being more serious about the Trump presidency.
If you don’t remember, Chappelle hosted SNL shortly after the election:
While it’s a wonderful symbol of Chappelle’s character that he feels this way, he really shouldn’t be embarrassed over saying we should give Trump a chance. It’s a wonderful attitude to want to give people the opportunity to do their job and prove themselves, but in this case, Trump has proved that he’s wildly inconsistent, bizarre, childish and has some serious impulse control issues.
And it turns out it wasn’t just Chappelle that was having second thoughts. With James Comey being very publicly ousted from his position as the FBI Director and then with Trump appearing on NBC exposing his own efforts of obstructing justice over distaste for the “Russia story”… many people are feeling doubts about Donald Trump. Are you?
His approval rating tanked to just 38% after this revelation with Lester Holt, and you can almost hear Hollywood’s stomps as they come for him.
Now Jimmy Fallon has come forward in an interview with The New York Times saying he also wished he’d been harder on Trump. If you remember, Trump paid Fallon a visit on his show and made light of the interview by playfully ruffling Donald’s hair:
A lot of people were upset about Fallon’s lighthearted move and critic Sonia Saraiya asked : “Who wouldn’t Fallon interview with such fawning, giggly acceptance? Where would he draw the line?”
She added, “How long will it take before American audiences lose all their faith in him, as an honest person they can watch every night?”
Some might be surprised to learn how much he regrets this interview. He was quoted in a recent interview with The New York Times saying, “I didn’t do it to humanize him, I almost did it to minimize him. I didn’t think that would be a compliment.”
“I’m a people pleaser,” Fallon continued. “If there’s one bad thing on Twitter about me, it will make me upset. So, after this happened, I was devastated. I didn’t mean anything by it. I was just trying to have fun.”
It’s rather refreshing that Fallon recognizes how serious his influence is on the masses of America, but instead of bringing it to the show, he gave the traffic to a staple part of society: the free press.
“They have a right to be mad. If I let anyone down… it hurt my feelings that they didn’t like it. I got it.”
While the backlash in the media was fierce, Fallon never discussed the situation on air. Not once. “I didn’t talk about it, and I should have talked about it,” he said. “I regret that.”
Well, even Ann Coulter herself is having some regrets, too, about her full-throttle endorsement by saying to the The Daily Caller.
“I think everyone who voted for him knew his personality was grotesque, it was the issues.
Although now, making an argument about the issues is much more difficult.
“Boy, things don’t look good,” she said.
“I’m not very happy with what has happened so far,” Coulter said. “I guess we have to try to push him to keep his promises. But this isn’t North Korea, and if he doesn’t keep his promises I’m out.”
“Where is the great negotiation?” she asked. “That budget the Republicans pushed through was like a practical joke. … Did we win anything?”
She even called developments in the administration a “disaster so far.”
Jesus Christ… even Ann Coulter has the balls to come out and say it. Has hell frozen over?