After Donald Trump moved into the White House back in January of 2017 his staffers claimed that they found “nasty notes” stuffed into drawers and filing cabinets.
Former President Barack Obama quickly spoke up to fiercely deny that any of his aides left the notes.
Many questioned if the notes even existed or if Trump made it up to cause a stir, but now comedian Dave Chapelle has spoken out to state that the notes do exist.
He says that the notes were not penned by anyone associated with the Obama administration, but instead were penned by an unnamed group of mischievous celebrities. He says the notes were hidden during a goodbye event held for Obama and his administration.
“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 stated on Tuesday during an episode of Naomi Campbell’s “No Filter” YouTube series.
“I saw this happening. I’m not going to say who did it,” Chapelle said.
“But it was celebrities, 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 really hard.”
Chappelle added that the notes were left during one of the last White House events held by the Obama family before they moved out at the start of Trump’s term.
In 2019, Trump’s then press secretary Stephanie Grisham said that the notes included comments like “You will fail” and “You aren’t going to make it.”
An ex-aide said at the time, “It was a mess that first week.”
“Yeah, there were mean notes left in odd places. One in a deputy press secretary’s office, one inside a desk drawer in upper press, another on a bathroom mirror. They were all about how we were doomed to failure,” a former aide said.
“Those notes definitely happened. They even left us Russian vodka in the cabinet,” another source the time stated.
“They were trolling us from the minute we got there. It was definitely just ridiculous. We were trying to find the bathroom, and we get these notes saying, ‘You will fail,’ and ‘You’re not going to make it.’”
Several former members of Obama’s administration spoke out to deny writing notes and some suggested that Grisham should be fired for making the claim.
Susan Rice, the former Obama national security adviser, described the allegations as a “bald-faced lie.”