Candace Owens accuses Democrats of promoting 'segregation', fostering 'race hate' in speech before Trump rally
Her speech came shortly after reports that some guests for the White House event had their travel and lodgings paid for by Owen's Blexit group
Conservative commentator Candace Owens, on Saturday, October 10, accused the Democrats of "bringing back segregation". She made the statement while addressing President Donald Trump's supporters in Washington before the Republican leader gave his comeback speech at the White House. Trump was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week.
Owens, while speaking to Blexit protesters at the Ellipse, stated that the Democrats were "fostering race hate". She said: "I’m telling you now if the left wins, we are not going to recognize this country anymore. What we are talking about and what they are after are Marxist principles. They are right now teaching in school critical race theory. The left is reintroducing the same segregation that they had decades ago."
Owens launched the Blexit movement in late 2018, which is a social media campaign to encourage Black, Latino and other minority voters to abandon the Democratic Party and register as Republicans.
"They are looking to foster race hate. When they look at a crowd like this, it makes them nervous," the 31-year-old added. She also urged Black and Latino Americans to "find their voice." Owens, who is seven months pregnant, took the stage and said: "We have to talk about a lot of things that are happening right now on the left.
"Because right now what we are seeing taking place in this country is honestly a struggle between light and darkness, between God and Satan. There is not a time that Black Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, Brazilian Americans have needed to find their voice more. I know it can be scary. I know what it’s like when you look at your own friends and family and they tell you that you're crazy and you're a racist."
Owens also expressed her views on the anti-racism protesters' demand of defunding the police in an effort to reduce police brutality in the country and said that shootings are rising because of it. There have been widespread protests in the country in the wake of police custody deaths of several Black community members. "In places like New York City, shootings are up over 200% from this time last year because they are actively defunding the police officers," she said.
"I don’t want a community organization, I want the police! If someone breaks into my home, I want somebody who is armed on my side of the law. They say you’re not allowed to talk about Black on Black crime, because it’s apparently racist to have that conversation. They want to talk about a pandemic but they don't want to talk about the issues that are going on in our communities," Owens said.
Her speech came shortly after reports that some guests for the White House event on October 10 had their travel and lodgings paid for by Owen's Blexit group, according to emails obtained by ABC News. Supporters, at the event where Candace was speaking, were also invited to attend a "HUGE outdoor rally" by the group, and they were asked to fill a form that notified them that Blexit would be covering their travel costs.