Comedian Dave Chappelle revealed that it wasn’t Obama’s staffers that left taunting notes around the White House for the incoming Trump administration in 2017, the culprits were actually celebrities.
“Mean notes” reading “You will fail” and “You aren’t going to make it,” along with books written by former President Obama littered every office when President Trump’s staff moved in, according to ex-White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
“At the time we saw it as a 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 said.
But ex-Obama aides vehemently denied that they were responsible, saying the accusations were untrue.
“@PressSec is absolutely lying,” former aide Rudy Mehrbani tweeted at the time. “My team occupied almost an entire hallway of offices in the EEOB. Before I turned off the lights on Jan. 19, I did a walk-thru of every one of them to make sure all federal records (or other notes) were appropriately archived.”
According to Chappelle, Obama’s staff was falsely accused, and he knows who was actually responsible for the prank.
In a Tuesday episode of Naomi Campbell’s YouTube series “No Filter,” the notes were left behind by celebrities who had attended “one of the last big parties the Obamas threw” while still in the White House.
“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 writing all this crazy s— and putting them all over there. I saw them doing it, so when I saw that on the news I laughed real hard.”