Comedian and vehement anti-Trump troll Michael Rapaport admitted that mainstream media outlets lied when claiming that then-President Donald Trump called Nazi extremists “very fine people” in the aftermath of the Charlottesville protests.
Rapaport — whose film and television credits include Friends, Chappelle’s Show and My Name Is Earl — has become known in recent years for profanity-laced social media rants on various topics. He was very active with such videos during the Trump presidency, oftentimes referring to the former president as “d**kstain Donald” and a “dumb motherfu**er.”
During a recent appearance on the Patrick Bet-David podcast, however, Rapaport admitted that he is continuing to have a change of heart on the former president in the wake of the October 7 attacks in Israel. “Because I will acknowledge that one thing about the Charlottesville that I ranted about. And I was wrong about the both sides thing,” Rapaport said.
“No, because he said the both sides, you know, there’s good people on both sides. And when you see the full quote, that wasn’t what he said,” he continued. “And you know, I ranted on him hard for that. Hard. There’s some video about it, whatever. I mean, I ranted hard because