Candace Owens appeared on Fox News last night to talk about race and police brutality on Laura Ingraham’s show Ingraham Angle. On the show, Owens said she never dealt with race issues growing up and President Obama only further divided the country during his presidency.
“Obama did a lot to tear this country a part. I do not remember when I was growing up having all of these race issues. Okay? I really don’t remember… When I was alive, this was not an issue. It all became about race,” she said.
Candace Owens says "I do not remember, when I was growing up, having all of these race issues" and calls police brutality a "myth" pic.twitter.com/3efb9jETtn
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) November 12, 2019
Owens also talked about how she believes President Obama “backed up the police violence stuff.”
“He added fire. He added gasoline to a fire that was simply untrue,” she told the commentator next to her, calling police brutality a “myth.” That prompted a heated exchange, where Owens said jails are full of African Americans because “we commit more crimes” and that “white Americans and Hispanic Americans are shot at a higher rate than black Americans.”
Some on Twitter pointed out that Owens’ family sued the Stamford Board of Education in federal court after a student at her high school bullied her and left “threatening voicemails threatening to kill her and spewing graphic racist epithets.” Owens’ family was awarded $37,500 as a settlement in the case.