"I'm not here to judge," the California congressional candidate says. "Do I know every person in the neo-Nazi party? If they have a good heart or not? No, I don't."
Stacey Dash is working hard to live up to the title of the only movie people remember her from.
The actress-turned-pundit-turned-politician inspired more "Clueless" jokes this week after her first televised interview as a California congressional candidate. After fumbling through topics such as gun control and health care, the aspiring Republican representative told MSNBC's Ari Melber that Trump was "absolutely right" in his response to the deadly violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year at a high profile white supremacist rally.
Melber noted that White House chief economic advisor Gary Cohn -- who recently resigned -- said he almost left the administration due to Trump's "blame on both sides" remark. Melber then asked Dash if the president was wrong, prompting her to suggest it is an "extreme" to oppose Nazis.
"No, I think he's absolutely right," she 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."
When Melber pressed Dash to explain the "extreme" she felt was being perpetuated from the side opposite the white supremacists, she said, "I'm not saying that I'm justifying the hate on the other side, what I'm saying what their constitutional right was -- they were excising that. There should be no hate at all. Hate is not the answer for anything."
Dash went on to say that Trump "wasn't siding with the neo-Nazis," and added that she's "not here to judge" them.
"I'm not here to judge. The only one who can judge is God," she said. "Do I know every person in the neo-Nazi party? If they have a good heart or not? No, I don't. Do I know every member of a gang? If they have a good heart or not? No, I don't. Do I know every heart of a man in prison? If he has a good heart or not? No, I don't. I'm not here to judge."
Naturally, viewers were stunned at her refusal to simply condemn Nazis, and their jaws dropped even further when Melber managed to get Dash to admit, "Of course I'm a 'Clueless' person." Yes she was talking about the movie, but the chorus of critics crying out on Twitter after watching the interview took that statement at face value. See how average joes, media personalities and celebrities, alike, trashed Dash for her most recent blunder.
Ari Melber set Stacey Dash up to call herself clueless. And she fell for it. The news is so petty these days. Lol pic.twitter.com/WdBB3Va1Kr— Billy Michael Honor (@BillyMHonor) March 9, 2018
Stacy Dash just said “do I know every person in the Neo-Nazi party..if they have a Good heart or not?...I’m not here to judge”— Hal Sparks (@HalSparks) March 8, 2018
Really!?!? Yes Really... 😳🤯@AriMelber’s eyebrows were all of us pic.twitter.com/JMDnk7Wc8w
What the actual eff. https://t.co/PCFKQzIQfm— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) March 9, 2018
This is called "please pay attention to me and my congressional run. PLEASE PLEASE."— Liz Mair (@LizMair) March 9, 2018
Ari got Stacey Dash to say she is a “clueless person” and I’m rollingggggggg— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) March 8, 2018
Stacey Dash is dumb as a bag of rocks https://t.co/02RTylgeRZ— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) March 9, 2018
OMG..— RespectMyGame 💅🏽 (@battletested5) March 8, 2018
this is a hot ass mess..
Stacey Dash is CLUELESS..literally 😂#thebeat
What’s clear after Stacey Dash’s interview on @TheBeatWithAri:— Jarrett Hill (@JarrettHill) March 8, 2018
Stacey as no interest in winning a congressional race, has no interest in solutions to issues, and no understanding of her constituents in South LA.
This is to boost her profile. Period.
This Stacey Dash interview is brutal. If you put her brain into a bird it would fly into a fan. #TheBeat— May Brian (@mabri1741) March 8, 2018
The district Stacey Dash is running in is over 80% Democrat. She has literally no chance of winning. But this way she gets her name in the paper.— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) March 9, 2018
Wow. Stacey Dash (actor) is running for Congress for the GOP and just said she can't judge whether all neo-nazis have bad hearts. 🤔#MSNBC— Mike Gibbs 🏳️🌈 (@Mikeggibbs) March 8, 2018