Actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash has received a lot of heat concerning her comments on the Black Lives Matter movement and the current political state of Blacks in America. Her most recent appearance at the Oscars, hosted by comedian Chris Rock led to an embarrassing routine that flopped. Now, in her latest blog post she comments on the violence at Donald Trump campaign rallies.
“There’s a lot of talk about Donald Trump being violent, condoning it, or at least inciting it. But this is a total misread of our next president. First of all, he’s not responsible for what every random guy does — out of thousands.(And by the way, I don’t condone the violence that has happened so far.)
“Second of all, he’s not violent, he’s just ‘street.’ He was born in Queens, [New York]. Of course, that doesn’t mean he was hustling on the street, dodging bullets. I know he had a privileged upbringing that no doubt isolated him from much of the violence and strife that some people grew up with in the city. I, for example, grew up in the South Bronx, [New York]. I saw my first dead body when I was 3. (I still remember the look on his face to this day.) But growing up there in New York made me see the world in a certain way. Actions have consequences. Rude people are not tolerated. If you attack me, I’ll come back at you twice at hard.Anyway, I’m not saying that Donald Trump grew up slamming people’s heads into walls. But there is something about growing up in New York, a certain toughness instilled, a certain level of ‘street’ that can’t be ignored. At least, that’s how it worked out with Trump.”
Dash goes on to to express her admiration for former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his “No Apology” campaign tour. She stated that she voted for Romney and that Donald Trump is doing what Romney tried to do but Romney was too much of a gentleman. But to make sure that no one is mistaken on where she stands with Donald Trump, Dash writes:
“He knows both sides of the street. He knows the game. And he knows how to WIN IT. Like I’ve said … he doesn’t bring a knife to a gun fight!”
Dash seems to paint the violence at Trump rallies with a simple conservative brush, totally ignorant of the abuse of peaceful protesters and basic decency. In her blog she seems to approve of the violent rhetoric that Trump is espousing and the fascist and racist nature of his campaign. Her ignorance is compounded and confirmed by her written statements.