What is BLEXIT Foundation? Candace Owens slams reports of 'accepting laundered money from a sitting President'

Owens said: 'You should know I’m not one to play with. Accusing @blexit of accepting laundered money from a sitting President is almost as insane as your husband running for President'


                            What is BLEXIT Foundation? Candace Owens slams reports of 'accepting laundered money from a sitting President'
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Former Republic member Helene Miller Walsh slammed Candace Owens and her organization BLEXIT Foundation for accepting "laundered money" from President Donald Trump and in no time Owens replied by calling the allegation "insane". "All these 'peaceful protestors' bought and paid for by Trump and the $ he’s laundered to Candace Owens’ BLEXIT org," Helene wrote while retweeting a video posted by Owens where protesters can be seen shouting and howling with a message on the screen, "Back the blue march to BLM Plaza". Helene's husband, Joe Walsh, a former US representative announced his candidacy for the President of the United States for the 2020 elections in August 2019.

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In no time Owens replied to the tweet saying, "Just sent this tweet to our lawyers. You should know I’m not one to play with. Accusing @blexit of accepting laundered money from a sitting President is almost as insane as your husband running for President."

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What is BLEXIT?

Members of BLEXIT Foundation march (Getty Images)

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BLEXIT  Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of urban and minority communities by encouraging youth to seek and take advantage of opportunities in the 21st Century America. The organization promotes educational initiatives, pursues criminal justice reform, educates minority communities regarding America’s founding principles, and highlights the importance of free markets and entrepreneurship as the antidote to poverty. The foundation achieves these goals by providing news and commentary through Blexit websites, curating BLEXIT programming, producing BLEXIT merchandise and hosting BLEXIT events.

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The Foundation started as a movement by Candace Owens in 2018 to encourage African Americans to leave the Democratic Party and to register as a Republican. At that time, 8% of African Americans were identified as Republicans. Apart from Owens, Brandon Tatum is also the founding member of the organization. The term BLEXIT is a blend of "black' and "exit" that mimics Brexit, the word used to describe the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. At the launch in October 2018, Owens said that her "dear friend and fellow superhero Kanye West" designed merchandise for the movement, but the following day, West denied being the designer and denied the effort, saying "I never wanted any association with Blexit" and "I've been used to spread messages I don't believe in."

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