Stacey Dash says she’s ‘done’ supporting Donald Trump: ‘That’s not who I am’

‘He’s not the president. So I’m going to give the president that we have right now a chance’

Clémence Michallon
New York City
@Clemence_Mcl
Thursday 11 March 2021 15:42
Stacey Dash at a luncheon on 7 March 2020 in Burbank, California
Stacey Dash at a luncheon on 7 March 2020 in Burbank, California

Clueless actor Stacey Dash says she’s “done” supporting Donald Trump.

The actor, who backed Trump during his presidential run and presidency, told The Daily Mail in a new interview that the Capitol insurrection marked a turning point in her political views.

“I think the Capitol riots were appalling,” she told the outlet.

“When that happened I was like ‘Ok, I’m done. I’m truly done.’ Because senseless violence of any kind I denounce. What happened on 6 January was just appalling and stupid.”

Dash added of Trump: “He’s not the president. So I’m going to give the president that we have right now a chance.”

The actor endorsed Trump for president in May 2016 and kept supporting him after he was elected in November of that year.

She also worked as a Fox News contributor from 2014 to 2017 – a position she now says she would “never” take, at Fox or at another network.

“There are things that I am sorry for,” Dash said.

“Things that I did say, that I should not have said them the way I said them. They were very arrogant and prideful and angry. And that's who Stacey was, but that's not who Stacey is now. Stacey's someone who has compassion, empathy.”

She added: “God has forgiven me, how dare I not forgive someone else. I don't want to be judged, so how dare I judge anyone else. So if anyone has ever felt that way about me, like I've judged, that I apologise for because that's not who I am.”