Stacey Dash has a plan to help totally not racist Donald Trump “take care of our African American people.” She’s going to work with “high-level minorities” to implement some strategy that, she claimed, worked in Afghanistan. Fox Business host Stuart Varney was so busy buying Dash’s baloney about losing her agent because of her politics, he never asked what her strategy might be.
Varney began with a clip of Trump saying:
“We’re going to rebuild our inner cities, which are absolutely a shame and so sad. We’re gonna take care of our African-American people that have been mistreated for so long. We’re going to make you and your family safe, secure and prosperous. Prosperous again.”
Varney didn’t mention that Trump’s comments have been widely-criticized as insulting to African Americans. Instead, he turned to Dash and asked whether Trump can get the black vote.
DASH: I know he can because black people like to make money. They like their money and what they’re not being given is the chance to do that and he will give them the tools and the opportunities. That’s what they need.
VARNEY: A lot of people say, Democrats say he’s a racist.
DASH: No. He’s not a racist.
VARNEY: Maybe not, but that is the perception.
DASH: Of course, that’s what Democrats say. That’s the narrative that they say about all Republicans, we’re all racist.
Dash said Trump just needs to “get on the ground, get before these people in the inner cities and let them know that he cares.”
Then came this:
DASH: I actually will be a part of that. I have a plan to do that, a strategy. …I have high-level minorities that are very prominent and they are willing to be a part of this strategy with me. It’s a tactical strategy that’s been used in Afghanistan and it’s worked and I can use it domestically and I will get the Republican vote.
Varney did not follow up to find out what this “tactical strategy” might be nor which “high-level minorities" she is working with. Instead, he moved on to play up her conservative victimhood.
“How do you get away with being a black female conservative in Hollywood?” he asked.
“I just do it,” Dash said. She claimed to have “gotten ostracized but I’ll find a way around that.”
Now Varney wanted details about that.
DASH: My agent just dropped me because of my politics. They said a casting director said to them, “I give you credit for pitching her with a straight face.”
But Dash’s ex-agent, Mitchell Gossett of CESD, with whom she just signed in September, tells a very different story, one that suggests Dash is a joke to casting directors for other reasons. He said the relationship was severed for “other issues” that had nothing to do with her politics.
“We supported her political opinions, and we felt there could potentially be positive outcomes from those beliefs during an election cycle, especially. We were totally behind Stacey,” he adds. “We’re not the type of agency that would represent or not represent someone based on their political [views]. Our talent is recognized for their talents. She should be careful about saying that because her claims are false.”
He adds it was Dash, 49, who decided to part ways, letting go of her team except for a lawyer then calling CESD two weeks later to work for her again; Gossett declined. “The dynamics weren’t such that we should resume our representation.”
Watch it above, from the June 8 Varney & Co., on Fox Business Network.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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