Watch: Dave Chappelle hilariously explains liking Kanye and hating Trump to CNN's Van Jones
Dave Chappelle appears on CNN with Van Jones/Screenshot

On Saturday night, CNN finally aired the interview Van Jones did with Dave Chappelle, which had already made headlines for the comedian retracting his statements about giving President Donald Trump a chance.


During the interview, which was recorded before Kanye West's wild meeting with Trump in the Oval Office during which he banged don the Resolute Desk and used curse words, Chappelle said Kanye "shouldn't say all that sh*t" about Trump."

Chappelle lives in rural southern Ohio, in a small liberal college town surrounded by Trump supporters. And he doesn't try to talk them out of supporting Trump.

"In the name of safety, I don't tell them anything about that guy," Chappelle said. "I don't think I can change anybody's mind.

But Chappelle also explained why he still likes Kanye West, who he considers a friend.

"Kanye's an artist, and he's a genius," Chappelle said. "I think the angle he's seeing things from is about the division. And he's not inconsistent with what he's saying. For instance, a decade ago he was saying he wanted to take the Confederate flag and re-appropriate it..

"I'm not mad at Kanye West, that's my brother. I love him, I support him, I buy his albums," Chappelle said. "I don't have to agree with everything that he says, I just trust him as a person of intent."

Watch below.