comScore

Candace Owens Slams ‘Racist’ CNN Panel For Calling Kanye West a ‘Token Negro’ For Trump

Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens slammed CNN for their racially-charged commentary on outspoken Trump supporter Kanye West.

Kanye West is scheduled to meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday in the White House. And a CNN panel on Tuesday ridiculed the rapper. CNN commentator Bakari Sellers said Kanye West is “what happens when negros don’t read” and Tara Setmayer referred to him as the “token negro of the Trump administration,” causing host Don Lemon to laugh.

Owens, who is a friend of Kanye West, let them have it.

“What they said last night was not only racist, it was absolutely despicable,” Owens told Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “And I cannot believe it would be allowed on any network, least of all having a host that’s laughing as if it’s funny.”

Ingraham then expressed how there’d be “calls for boycotts” if a conservative host laughed at such remarks, adding that she “got in trouble” for her remarks about LeBron James insisting she was “just teasing him.”

Owens claimed that the anger from Democrats is “masking their insecurity” and that they’re “terrified” that conservatives are “coming after the culture war.”

“So for Kanye West to stand up and to say that ‘I support Donald Trump,’ that terrifies them,” Owens continued. “So they will say whatever they can to smear him to make sure that no other black people wake up and understand that it has been the left that has harmed our community. It has been Democrat policies that have rendered our communities in the shape that they are in today, when we talk about Chicago and Philadelphia and all the major cities that they have run down. Black people are having a mass awakening and Kanye West is a big part of the reason why.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under: