'I Blame Obama': Candace Owens Rips Former President for Race Relations 'Damage'
Candace Owens blasted former President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying that he caused "damage" to race relations in the United States during his two terms in office.
Owens, communications director for Turning Point USA, said that conservative African-Americans have long been ignored.
She became involved in a national political conversation after rapper Kanye West voiced his support of her in April, saying, "I love the way Candace Owens thinks."
I love the way Candace Owens thinks
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 21, 2018
"It’s been so black and white, the conversation, and I blame [Barack] Obama," Owens said on "Fox & Friends."
"His eight years in office did a lot of damage in terms of race relations in this country."
All I said was that I wanted black people to embrace a victor mentality and now the Left is out to assasinate my character.
THE LEFT NEEDS PEOPLE TO NEED THEM.
Unfortunately, I do not want or need them.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 23, 2018
"Hillary [Clinton] didn't help much when she kept calling everybody racist and sexist, so the language has changed and the rhetoric has changed," Owens said.
Owens said Republicans "gave up" on African-Americans and didn't embrace the black community.
"When I met with some of them, it was like an uphill battle."
Owens added that she supports a potential White House summit on race relations to which West could be invited.
White House adviser and Pastor Dr. Darrell Scott said on Saturday that President Trump is on board to host the rapper if a summit were to take place.
Pastor Darrell Scott joined Neil to discuss his meeting with the President and his plans to organize a race relations summit pic.twitter.com/YYvZl8jnug
— Neil Cavuto (@TeamCavuto) May 3, 2018
"The African-American community is not against the president," Scott said. "I'm very optimistic about this leading to the healing of this racial divide."
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