Mr. Earnest said the president told him later that he "appreciated the sentiments" of what Mr. Wilmore said, noting that the comedian expressed pride in having a black president.
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Before that he had written for "In Living Color," ''The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "The Jamie Foxx Show."
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