Stacey Dash on Trump: ‘He’s Not Being Racist’
WASHINGTON – Actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash said minorities who have been voting Democrat in every election should try something different and support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
“Well, you know, what is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result or something to that effect, right? Why do you keep voting Democrat and nothing changes? Try something new, especially a guy who is not the establishment. So he’s not ‘the man,’ as they say it. The establishment doesn’t even like him, but he’s a Republican. He’s a conservative,” Dash told PJM in an exclusive interview at Regnery Publishing’s Washington office.
Dash, known for her lead role in the hit 1990s movie and TV show Clueless, recently released a book titled There Goes My Social Life. From Clueless to Conservative. Dash told PJM there are thousands of conservatives in Hollywood who need to speak up.
“If we don’t like what’s being put out in Hollywood because we know Hollywood dictates the culture of the whole country, then put our money where our mouths are. Let’s start putting more money into Hollywood. Let’s start making the movies. Let’s start making the TV shows. Let’s start making the music,” she said.
“They have to get a backbone. Plant your feet. Stand firm and don’t let anybody move you. Stand up for what you believe in and if you believe in God, if God is for you, then no man can be against you so what are you afraid of?” she added.
PJM asked Dash about calls from Democrats to reinstate the assault weapons ban in the aftermath of the mass shooting in Orlando at an LGBT nightclub in which 49 people were killed.
“Unfortunately, this awful horrible event is a perfect example of why the Second Amendment must remain. This town is a town where people could not carry weapons. This guy still had guns and who was he? He was a bad guy because the good guys were obeying the law and they didn’t have any weapons,” she said. “Now, had the law said, ‘yes you can carry your weapon,’ there could have been somebody in that club that could have shot this guy before he killed so many people but, no, that wasn’t the case.”
Dash recently helped form the Super PAC “Women For Trump.” Dash said she has received more backlash for supporting Trump compared to when she publicly endorsed former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012.
“Now it’s just like blatant – we’re just going to start ostracizing, blacklisting. I’m like, ‘OK, keep it coming. Keep it coming because you’re not going to scare me into submission because it’s not going to happen,’” she said.
During the interview, she disagreed with elected officials who have labeled Trump’s criticism of the judge in the Trump University case as racist.
“I’ve met him and they say that he’s racist and they say all these things; meanwhile, he’s the only candidate I’ve ever heard actually say, ‘I will make sure the African-American community gets the education they deserve. I will make sure they get the opportunities they deserve. I will make sure they are able to achieve the American dream.’ And not only that, he put Dr. Ben Carson in charge of education. Does a racist do that? No,” Dash said.