Clueless star and former Fox News pundit Stacey Dash recently announced that she was going to give another career a try — a run for office. Yep, Dash recently filed to run for Congress in California.
This evening, she appeared on MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber to discuss her candidacy. And her campaign may have ended before it ever really had a chance to begin.
After having a difficult time giving detailed policy positions on topics such as gun control and health care during the first part of the interview, Dash was asked by Ari Melber about Charlottesville and the president’s controversial response to the deadly violence. Noting that White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn — who recently resigned — said that he almost left due Trump’s “both sides” remarks, Melber asked if the president was wrong.
“No, I think he’s absolutely right,” Dash said. “There were two extreme sides. And here’s what it boils down to, our right. They had a right to assemble. Both sides had a right. But they were both extremes. And here’s where I said in the beginning, we have to listen to each other, if we do not listen, there will be no solutions. It’s just a bunch of banter and noise.”
Melber wanted to know what was the equivalent amount of hate to the white supremacists on the other side, leading Dash to say that she wasn’t “justifying hate” and that it was their constitutional right to gather and protest.
“There should be no hate at all,” she added. “Hate is not the answer for anything.”
Melber went on to remind her that Trump also said there were good people on both sides and asked Dash if she co-signed that.
“I’m not here to judge, the only one who can judge is God,” she noted. “Do I know every person in the Neo-Nazi party, if they have a good heart or not? No, I do not. Do I know every member of a gang whether they have a good heart or not? No, I don’t. Do I know every man in prison, if he has a good heart or not? No.”
Melber would move on from there, ending the interview by talking about Clueless.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
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