On the time, the validity of the claims alleging that messages with “you’ll fail” and “you aren’t going to make it” — which had been left in varied workplaces together with a lot of “Obama books” — was referred to as into query as former President Barack Obama’s aides vehemently denied they had been liable for such juvenile charades.
Now, comic and longtime pal of Obama, Dave Chappelle mentioned the messages existed however had been left by prank-playing celebrities throughout a last curtain name celebration for the Obama administration.
“Keep in mind when the Trump administration moved in, they mentioned the Obama employees left soiled notes for us in all of the drawers and all the cupboards?” Chappelle mentioned on Naomi Campbell’s “No Filter” YouTube collection on Tuesday.
“I noticed this taking place,” claimed the “Sticks and Stones” headliner. “I’m not going to say who did it, but it surely was celebrities, writing all this loopy s–t and placing them throughout there. I noticed them doing it, so once I noticed it on the information, I laughed actual arduous.”
In November 2019, former White Home Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham — who had taken over the gig within the Trump administration after her predecessor, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, resigned earlier that yr — claimed members of the Obama administration left the disparaging notes for his or her replacements.
“We got here into the White Home. I’ll let you know one thing, each workplace was stuffed with Obama books and we had notes left behind that mentioned ‘you’ll fail,’ ‘you aren’t going to make it,’” Grisham mentioned.
Cody Keenan, a speechwriter for former President Obama, tweeted on the time that he left behind an iPhone charger, however that “no one left unimaginative notes written at a sixth-grade stage.”
He additionally wrote, “I imply, in the event that they learn the ‘tips on how to do your job’ memos and briefing books we truly left, they’d at the least know tips on how to write a coherent speech, vet their appointees, and perhaps fewer of them can be indicted or heading to jail.”
Different ex-Obama aides, together with speechwriter, Jon Favreau, and Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, additionally denied writing the notes.
In the meantime, Grisham’s East Wing predecessor, Joanna Rosholm, tweeted on the time that the observe she left learn: “Welcome to the small household of White Home staffers, previous and current.”
Grisham clarified that she was referring particularly to her expertise within the decrease press workplace.
“On the time, we noticed it as form of a prank and one thing that all the time occurred. We had been so busy making an attempt to be taught the place the loos had been and tips on how to activate the lights, it wasn’t that huge of a deal.”
Fox Information’ Sam Dorman contributed to this report.