Lou Dobbs Advises Candace Owens Against Invoking Hitler: Anyone Who Does ‘Loses’


Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs spoke with Candace Owens tonight about the comments she made about nationalism, advising her against invoking Hitler in any argument.

In video uncovered Friday, Owens made the following remarks in talking about nationalism and talked about Hitler:

“I actually don’t have any problems at all with the word ‘nationalism.’ I think that the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don’t want… Whenever we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay, fine. The problem is that he wanted––he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. To me, that’s not nationalism. In thinking about how we could go bad down the line, I don’t really have an issue with nationalism. I really don’t.”

Owens was roundly condemned, but tonight she told Dobbs she’s being targeted because “I have been effective at delivering conservative principles to the black American community.”

Dobbs agreed that she’s a target of the left and she said she was trying to make the point that “the word nationalism is wrongly attributed to Hitler.”

Before Dobbs moved on, he advised Owens, “In this business, it’s a ver simple thing––the news business––anybody who brings up Hitler loses. Every single time so if you’re looking for a metaphor, taken from the old guy. Find another metaphor.”

You can watch above, via Fox Business.

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