After Trump’s Chicago rally was cancelled due to mayhem and violence on Friday, many fans rushed to find a justification for yet another nightmarish hell scape created by the politician’s vicious rhetoric. One of the weirdest defenses for us to laugh at comes courtesy of Stacey Dash.

The Clueless actress writes on her blog that the reason protestors are being sucker punched isn’t that Donald Trump encourages his passionate followers to behave as heinously as possible. It’s that he’s just so darn scrappy:

There’s a lot of talk about Donald Trump being violent, condoning it, or at least inciting it.

But this is a total misread of our next President. First of all, he’s not responsible for what every random guy does — out of thousands. (And by the way, I don’t condone the violence that has happened so far.)

Second of all, he’s not violent, he’s just “street.” He was born in Queens. Of course, that doesn’t mean he was hustling on the street, dodging bullets. I know he had a privileged upbringing that no doubt isolated him from much of the violence and strife that some people grew up with in the city...

...He’s not apologizing. 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!

What happened to Stacey Dash that made her this way? Probably something terrible, since she also describes seeing a murdered man on the street in the South Bronx as a child, which you can read more about in the book she is desperately peddling.

Not only is this defense of Trump absurd and offensive, the last person infamously described as “street” in pop culture was Idris Elba. Connecting the two in any way is truly unforgivable.

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