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D.L. Hughley: 'Obama Was What We Aspire To Be, Trump Is Who We Are'

"We have to accept who we are in order to evolve," the actor said.

D.L. Hughley believes America is “not as far as we want to be.”

On Wednesday, the 53-year-old comedian appeared on an MSNBC panel where he provided post-election analysis alongside former RNC chairman Michael Steele. After Steele argued that President-elect Trump’s presidential campaign wasn’t an accurate portrayal of how he would govern the country, Hughley interjected that the “campaign was based on hate.”     

“America saw exactly who it was last night… Exactly who we are,” Hughley said. “I think Obama was what we aspire to be, Trump and his supporters are who we are.”

Hughley added that the inconsistency of pre-election polling, which showed Hillary Clinton ahead of Trump, misrepresented American’s true feelings about the government.

“People said things, and those polls were so off and that meant that people were not being truthful. They said one thing and they did another,” he said. “And that to me is the crux. We have to accept who we are in order to evolve. We are not as far as we want to be.”

Check out more of the MSNBC panel in the clip above.

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