Candace Owens schooled Hill.TV host Krystal Ball in a heated debate over racism and diversity in President Trump’s White House.
The conservative Turning Point USA communications director tweeted a portion of the interview on “Rising” and declared that the TV host was “served, hard” after implying that Trump is a racist.
Crystal Ball is a really nice young woman who made the terrible mistake of implying that my President, @realDonaldTrump has a racist administration.
She was subsequently served, hard.
Nobody comes for the POTUS. #MAGA
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 25, 2018
Owens confronted Ball on her questions about the “color in the White House.”
“Why would you ask me that question?” Owens asked. “Let’s get really to the nucleus of this.”
Ball countered about Owens’ effort to bring a group of young, black conservatives to the White House to meet with the president and getting her perspective. Turning Point USA’s Young Black Leadership Summit is being held this weekend in Washington, D.C.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 26, 2018
As Owens began her lesson, Ball interjected, “So you’re saying I’m a racist?”
Ball noted a tweet from Owens claiming that the Democratic Party is composed of “racist, white liberals.”
The Democrat party is comprised of racist white liberals who use minorities to advance themselves, both politically and professionally. @SenWarren ‘s false claim to Cherokee heritage serves as a reminder of their poignantly racist exploitations.#Trump2020Landslide
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 16, 2018
“The emphasis that you place is always on having a discussion on race. You guys are insistent on having a conversation about race, and telling us that we should see, and implying that we should see race everywhere, and I don’t agree with that,” Owens told Ball.
“If you don’t look at me according to the color of my skin, you would simply ask me how I thought Trump was doing as a president. Instead, you try to drum up a conversation that is surrounded by race by asking me if there are enough black people in the White House,” Owens said.
Ball contended that by focusing on bringing young black conservatives to the White House, she was the one emphasizing race.
“You view me as a racist, white liberal,” Ball said as Owens corrected her.
“First off, you put those words in my mouth and you keep saying it,” she countered, clarifying her tweet. “Is everybody in the Party racist? No. But you’re not aware of the fact that you put these racist tones out into the media. This is why we have to bring the black conservatives to the president – because you create a narrative when you’re on TV.”
Had a debate this morning with @krystalball about an earlier tweet of mine where I stated that the most racist people in America are white liberals and so I would like to clarify my earlier statement:
The most racist people in America today are white liberals.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 25, 2018
Ball had asked Owens about Trump’s administration having “more white men than past administrations have had,” and if that didn’t “bother” her.
“No, no, not at all. I think that we have to stop believing that diversity is the color of people’s skin,” Owens responded. “That’s an illusion that the left has sold that somehow because somebody matches my skin color because somebody matches my gender, they have my best interests at heart.”
Owens later tweeted about how she “blocked the exit” as Ball was “looking for a victim escape route.”
Part 2 of my spirited debate with Crystal Ball!
She’s a really nice girl, but completely lost control of the conversation and then pretended I called her racist to try to regain turf.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) October 26, 2018
The debate between the women escalated as Ball insisted Owens called her a racist while the Turning Point conservative argued that she did not.
“You said that and we can run the tape back,” Owens exclaimed. “You quoted it to me and then you made it about you.”
Ball pressed the issue, repeating her assertion that Owens referred to her as a racist because she could fit the description in her tweet.
“You’re using the typical leftist tactic of trying to make yourself a victim,” Owens fired back.
“I think it is important that we not demonize our opponents,” Ball responded.
“And I think it’s important that you don’t demonize my president,” Owens interjected.
“One thing that I try very hard to do is criticize the policies, and criticize people who are in positions of power, but not to criticize the people who support the president,” Ball continued.
“But you’re not doing a very good job of it,” Owens shot back.
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