Conservative commentator and political activist Candace Owens let it be known that current 2020 Democratic front-runner Bernie Sanders, is the “best racist on the left.”
Appearing on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Owens was commenting on remarks from the former mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, that some have deemed to be racist — Bloomberg has opened his deep purse to give desperate political class Democrats an alternative to the socialist senator from Vermont.
“My personal opinion is that he is absolutely done. Bloomberg is done. Only because he decided to run as a Democrat,” Owens said. “And, unfortunately, the one thing you are not allowed to do is talk about the truth if you’re running as a Democrat.”
She said Bloomberg “talked about father absence” being the number one reason why Latinos and black Americans “cannot contribute to the workforce.”
Video- Fox News
“It’s the same thing they were saying Barack Obama in 2008 in his Father’s Day speech,” Owens said. “It’s the same exact thing that [Bloomberg] was basically saying that we saw Barack Obama say in 2008 about father absence, about how it harms black Americans and Latino Americans because they don’t grow but the father in the home.”
“But, because Bloomberg said this under the Democratic Party, he’s done,” she added.
Owens then pivoted to Sanders, and it wasn’t pretty.
“The good racist, the best racist on the left, by the way, is Bernie Sanders because he pretends to be their friend, he lies to black America’s face,” she declared. “He knows he’s going to be the one like Lyndon Baines Johnson, he’s Lyndon Baines Johnson 2.0, who is going to enact policies that are going to harm black America for the next 100 years. But he smiles in their faces and they take the bait.”
Fellow panelist and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell interjected to say, “Did she talk about Lyndon Baines Johnson and the Civil Rights Act? The Voting Rights Act? OK, she lost me.”
Terrell went on to say he would vote for Bloomberg because the candidate apologized for his past remarks, before claiming it’s “very clear” that black people want to defeat Trump.
What is also clear is that Trump has growing support within the black community.
Owens would later take to Twitter to comment on her reference to LBJ, who was a Democrat.
In making her case, she cites a quote that has been attributed to Johnson in regard to passing the Civil Rights Act — the quote is said to be unproven.
Lyndon B. Johnson, while in Congress for 20 years, voted against EVERY SINGLE civil rights bill put before him. He only signed the Civil Rights Act because he was forced to, as President.
He was a racist, hence “I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democrat for the next 200 years”. https://t.co/JaajEBPdie
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 18, 2020
Critics point to Johnson’s actions as a Senate Majority Leader, when civil rights bills were passed, to dispute the claim that he was “forced” to sign the 1964 legislation.
In another tweet, Owens noted that Johnson called black people the N-word.
He was an avowed racist who called us “n*ggers”, signed the great society act, birthed the welfare state & systematically removed black fathers from our homes—contributing to the 74% father absence rate we suffer from today.
Keep your white supremacist spin off my twitter feed. https://t.co/tbTC5ivQAs
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 18, 2020
Her remark about black fathers is supported by statistics — the out-of-wedlock birth rate among blacks was 24% in 1965 — the Civil Rights Act passed in June 1964 — and is in the upper 70s today.
As for Johnson, what is known is that he used to call the Civil Rights Act the “n***er bill.”
He also reportedly referred to African-American judge Thurgood Marshall, who he appointed to the Supreme Court, as “a n***er.”
And this comes from left-leaning Snopes. The fact-checking site also cited historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to offer up a quote that “sometimes circulates in tandem with the ‘voting Democratic’ remark.
“These Negroes, they’re getting pretty uppity these days and that’s a problem for us since they’ve got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness,” Johnson reportedly said. “Now we’ve got to do something about this, we’ve got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference.”
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