ABC reporter David Wright interviewed actress and singer Dolly Parton and desperately tried to get her to insult President Trump. But Parton didn’t take the bait. He started by talking about her movie 9 to 5.
“That movie, one of the first to confront the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. The three stars had a surprise reunion at last year’s Emmy awards,” said Wright, asking her to comment on Jane Fonda’s and Lilly Tomlin’s swipe at Trump during the Emmys.
“There are always prone to be political. And I had said up front, I am 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 are deciding you may want to ask me something more serious, don’t. Because I am not going to answer it,” said Parton.
“Fair warning. Okay. I stay, I am not going to. Yeah, I — I might still ask,” stumbled the reporter. “You can ask, but I might still tell you where to put it if I don’t like where you got it,” said Parton.
“The sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical portrayed so effectively in that movie by actor Dabney Coleman hasn’t exactly disappeared from the culture. We have a president of the United States who said the things on that bus,” said Wright. “I’m not addressing that. I do not get into that. Of course I have my opinion about everybody and everything. But I learned a long time ago, keep your damn mouth shut if you want to stay in show business. I’m not in politics. I am an entertainer,” responded Parton.