That Candace Owens appeared on MSNBC was the first indication that things were going be interesting, throw into the mix that she was going up against contributor Michael Eric Dyson and the segment went as you might expect — right off the rails.
Owens came out of the gate firing, taking exception to MSNBC “always” pairing her up against African-Americans, saying that she doesn’t like “tearing apart the black community for the sake of television.”
The debate was intended to be about President Donald Trump, of course, and whether he is “embracing” racial division in the country — that Owens is black and supports the president being a walking and talking contradiction to that claim.
“Every time I’m invited onto this network I’m being asked to dispute another black person,” Owens told host Ari Melber. “The black community is broken up in general and I don’t want to partake in any of that.”
She referenced yet another bloody weekend in Chicago, saying that’s a bigger issue than debating 18-year-old video clips of Donald Trump, which set up the segment.
Dyson didn’t disappoint, immediately launching into an all out attack of Trump, who he claimed “radically emboldened the prospects of bigotry in this country,” citing the president’s “vicious animus” toward minority groups.
“If we’re gonna be honest about Donald Trump, he has not helped black people,” the Georgetown professor proclaimed. “He has not enabled African-American people to move forward. He’s riding an a crest and a wave of economic prosperity put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama.”
After two full minutes of uninterrupted Trump hate and manufactured abuses against the black community from the president, which included Dyson insisting we should be concerned about “violence that we see directed to our black people in this nation,” Owens had heard enough.
Owens reminded her debate partner that she too was black, as she recounted being attacked the day before in Philadelphia by a group of bat-crazy liberals — an attack that was met with disdain by much of the media.
“I’m a black conservative, and I am not hearing anything that is said about the fact that about 25 white Democrats assembled to kick me out of a restaurant yesterday,” she said. “To throw water and to throw eggs at me because I am a conservative that supports Donald Trump.”
She called the hypocrite out for saying nothing when she was attacked.
“How is it plausible, professor, that you allow this to happen to your community because you decided that because we’re ideological conservatives, you are okay with this.”
Owens then laid out exactly why she represents such a threat to Democrats.
“Black support for Donald Trump has double since this time last year,” she said. “You guys can try to pretend that he is pushing in a racist era in this country when in fact we know the Democrats are the racists — have always been the racists!”
She was fired up and not about to back down, but Melber interrupted to try to shift the focus away from Owens being attacked.
You’re making a personal attack on the other guest,” he added, saying the topic was Trump policy.
“It’s a Democrat policy — Maxine Waters,” Owens responded. “‘When you see them in restaurants, go up to them.’ It’s a Democrat policy.”
Only after being called out on national television did Dyson finally relent and admit that the attack on Owens was “reprehensible.”
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