Former star of Clueless and current Fox contributor Stacey Dash seems to be accumulating a list of controversial remarks that are sinking her deeper into hot water. After first saying there shouldn’t be a Black History Month and then claiming President Obama “bamboozled” and “blacked” America into voting for him, Stacey Dash has spoken out in defense of Donald Trump. The Republican front runner is already a controversial figure as it is, but recent accusations that Trump advocates for violence at rallies has caused an even larger outcry. But Stacey Dash has publicly argued that Donald Trump is not a violent man, he’s just “street.”
This new bizarre and confusing comment has come via a blog post written by Stacey Dash herself and published on Patheos. In it, Stacey Dash claims that Donald Trump should not be held responsible for the violence that takes place at his rallies because he comes from Queens, New York. While Dash makes it clear that she does not condone the violence either, she said that she understands what it’s like to be raised in a rough part of the city.
“I, for example, grew up in the South Bronx. I saw my first dead body when I was three. (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.”
Despite her claim that the rough part of New York City inevitably results in a hardened person who fights back when provoked, Stacey Dash acknowledges that Donald Trump was born wealthy and probably never saw a bit of the violence on the street. But even with that privilege, Dash is convinced that the candidate somehow absorbed that “toughness” that New York City “instills” in people.
“Anyway, I’m not saying that Donald Trump grew up slamming people’s heads into walls,” Stacey Dash said. “But there is something about growing up in New York, a certain toughness instilled, a certain level of ‘street’ that can’t be ignored.”
Stacey Dash also attributes that toughness to Donald Trump’s popularity. She claims that Americans love Trump because they’re “tired of being pushed around.” Presumably, Dash is referring to the current way the government is run, or else some of the foreign threats that Trump has ardently spoke out again, such as the Islamic extremist group ISIS.
“He’s not apologizing,” Stacey Dash wrote. “He’s not backing down. 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! And that’s why we support him.”
Dash then ends the blog post with a quote from Frederick Douglas, stating that progress and freedom can not be achieved without some kind of conflict or struggle with the powers that be.
The discussion over Donald Trump’s violence, or condoning of violence, has come mostly as a result of two recent planned rallies. A rally in St. Louis resulted in hurled insults, near-brawls and some people being dragged away by the police bleeding. A second rally in Chicago was cancelled because Donald Trump was fearful that violence would break out. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, many people have pointed to past comments by Donald Trump that do seem to incite violence, at least in retaliation.
“The audience hit back,” Trump said, referring to his supporters at a rally in Palm Beach Florida. “And that’s what we need a little bit more of.”
Stacey Dash is not the only semi-celebrity to endorse Donald Trump. Former pop star Aaron Carter also came out in support of the candidate, but claimed he’d only vote in this election if Donald Trump changes his views on immigration and gay marriage.
Do you agree with Stacey Dash? Do you think Donald Trump incites violence?
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