ABC’s Nightline correspondent David Wright, embarrassed himself more than once during an interview with the legendary Dolly Parton, as he made more than one attempt at getting Dolly to trash talk President Trump.
“I’m not being political. I don’t do politics. I’m not getting into any of that. Because I have a lot of fans out there and I don’t want to offend anybody. And besides, I don’t get into that and so if you decide you may want to ask me something more serious, don’t…because I’m not gonna answer it.” Parton warned Wright at the start of her interview.
Wright gave a sheepish laugh and told Parton’s warning, “Fair warning. Ok. I’m duly warned. I might still ask.”
Parton warned him, “You can ask, but I’m gonna tell you where to put it.”
Of course, it still didn’t stop the ABC hack from trying again.
A clip was then shown by ABC from Parton’s “9 to 5” movie that was used to bait her into a conversation about President Trump. From the clip: “The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in that movie by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture.”
Following the clip, ABC hack David Wright immediately pleaded for Parton to turn on the President: “We have a President of the United States who said those things on the bus.”
Parton responded: “I’m not addressing that. I do not get into that. Of course, I have my opinion about everyone and everything, but I learned a long time ago, keep your damn mouth shut if you wanna stay in show business. I’m not in politics, I’m in entertainment.”
And yet, you’re still a role model.
“Yes, I am, and that’s why I don’t talk about people.”