In 2017, White House Trump staffers lamented a series of nasty notes that were allegedly left behind when they replaced the Obama-era people. At the time, it was believed by some that former Obama staffers left the notes, but comedian Dave Chappelle claims the notes came from celebrities who were visiting the people’s house during Obama’s last days.
Speaking with Naomi Campbell on the “No Filter” YouTube series, Chappelle said he saw celebrities writing all sorts of “crazy s**t.”
“Remember when the Trump administration moved in, they said the Obama staff left dirty notes for us in all the drawers and all the cabinets?” Chappelle said. “I saw this happening. I’m not going to say who did it, but it was celebrities [was] writing all this crazy s**t and putting them all over there. I saw them doing it, so when I saw it on the news, I laughed real hard.”
According to Fox News, former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said every office was loaded with Obama books and notes about how badly they would fail.
“We came into the White House. I’ll tell you something, every office was filled with Obama books and we had notes left behind that said ‘you will fail,’ ‘you aren’t going to make it,’” Grisham said.
“At the time, we saw it as kind of a prank and something that always happened. We were so busy trying to learn where the bathrooms were and how to turn on the lights, it wasn’t that big of a deal,” she added.
Former Obama staffers, however, claimed they never resorted to such hijinx.
“I actually left an iPhone charger if anybody’s seen it, but no, nobody left unimaginative notes written at a sixth-grade level,” tweeted former Obama speechwriter Cody Keenan.
“I mean, if they read the ‘how to do your job’ memos and briefing books we actually left, they’d at least know how to write a coherent speech, vet their appointees, and maybe fewer of them would be indicted or heading to jail,” he added.
I actually left an iPhone charger if anybody’s seen it, but no, nobody left unimaginative notes written at a sixth-grade level. https://t.co/DeaTk5W6wk
— Cody Keenan (@codykeenan) November 19, 2019
Dave Chappelle did not specify whether or not he approved of such immature behavior, though it’s unlikely, given that he has lent his comedic talents to more unifying messages that eschew political correctness and the cancel culture it has wrought. In early 2020, for instance, he rejected the Left’s assertions that Trump supporters are his enemy.