Black Trump Supporter Attacked by Left-Wing Media Following Kanye West Compliment

Ivan Pentchoukov
By Ivan Pentchoukov
April 23, 2018Politics
Black Trump Supporter Attacked by Left-Wing Media Following Kanye West Compliment
President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower in New York City on Dec. 13, 2016. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Rapper Kanye West tweeted support for a conservative black Trump supporter on Saturday.

“I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” West wrote on Twitter on April 21.

Owens is a writer, producer, and commentator. She is the communications director for Turning Point USA, a conservative non-profit. West supported President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race.

Left-wing media was quick to report on West’s tweet while labeling Owens a “far-right media personality.”

Owens fired back a tweet to clarify her position.

“Far right? Allow me to clarify: I believe the black community can do it without hand-outs. I believe the Democrats have strapped us to our past to prevent us from our futures. And I won’t stop fighting until all black Americans see that,” she wrote on April 21. “I’m not far right—I’m free.”

West’s support for Owens’s worldview caused a stir on social media. Scott Adams, the conservative creator of the Dilbert cartoons, live-streamed his response to the tweet, saying that West’s message will help free the rapper’s fans to a new “golden age.”

“He did something you could rarely see,” Adams said. “Kanye, in seven words, unlocked a mental prison.”

West sent 9 tweets on Monday with clips from Adams’s video.

Owens has criticized the Black Lives Matter movement. She summarized her view of the group recently when a group of Black Lives Matter hecklers interrupted her event at UCLA.

“There’s an ideological civil war happening: Black people that are focused on their past and shouting about slavery, and black people that are focused on their futures,” Owens said to applause from the audience. “I can guarantee you, what you’re seeing is victim mentality versus victor mentality.”

“Victim mentality is not cool. I don’t know why people like being oppressed,” Owens continued, gesturing to the hecklers. “You’re not living through anything right now. You’re overly privileged Americans.”

West mirrored some of Owens’ thought in several tweets.

“Self victimization is a disease,” he wrote in one tweet.

“There was a time when slavery was the trend and apparently that time is still upon us,” he wrote in another message. “But now it’s a mentality.”

Left-wing commentators attacked Owens and West after their twitter exchange. When asked about the attacks on Fox News on Sunday, Owens said that the backlash is a common left-wing tactic.

“I think it’s pretty typical of the left. The truth is that the left wants to strap black people with this idea that they are victims,” Owens said. “They do not want black people to focus on their future, they want black people to focus on their past.”

From The Epoch Times


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