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Black Trump supporter praised by POTUS promptly gets the boot from CNN – and it raises some eyebrows

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Harkening back to the days of Jim Crow, Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens took to social media to charge that CNN contributor Paris Dennard, a black Trump supporter, is the victim of a “public lynching.”

CNN suspended Dennard this week after the Washington Post reported on a sexual misconduct allegation from 2014, when he worked at Arizona State University.

The timing of Dennard’s suspension was conspicuous in that President Trump had just praised him two days earlier — praise that was captured in the headline and the lead sentence in The Post article.

“I cannot comment on items I have never seen regarding allegations I still believe to be false,” Dennard told The Post. “This is sadly another politically motivated attempt to besmirch my character, and shame me into silence for my support of President Trump and the GOP.”

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Owens echoed that sentiment in a series of tweets Thursday.

“Two days ago, @PARISDENNARD, a black Trump supporter, was praised by the president. Today, he is trending across the media as he was just fired from @CNN for sexual assault allegations from 2014. Black Trump supporters, PAY ATTENTION. This is a public lynching—first of many,” she tweeted.

And while Dennard hasn’t technically been fired yet, his suspension is a sure sign of what lies in store.

Citing recent polling that shows black support of Trump surging as a motivating factor — a phenomenon that could be fatal to the Democratic Party — Owens warned that other prominent black supporters of the president can expect similar treatment.

“I want everyone to pay attention to what is happening to @PARISDENNARD and remember my words: The media will begin digging and perpetuating stories (lynchings) of EVERY prominent black Trump supporter there is. The recent polling of black support for Trump at 36% is the reason,” she tweeted.

Falling back on Jim Crow language in a third tweet, Owens shared the video clip of Dennard, an “uppity black,” discussing security clearances, which is what prompted the president’s praise — liberals run interference for the intelligence community in its battle with Trump.

“Here is the viral clip of an “uppity black” standing up to the intelligence community on national TV. This garnered praise from @realDonaldTrump. Two days later, sexual assault allegations from 2014 surface and he is fired. L Y N C H E D,” Owens said.

Tom Tillison

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