Candace Owens defends Trump’s Charlottesville remarks


POLICIES.>>THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE.>>>AFTER HIS LAME ATTEMPT TO ANSWER HIS CRITICS, JOE BIDEN SPENT THE REST OF THE TIME ON THE VIEW DISCUSSING THE CAMPAIGN OF HIS CAMPAIGN LAUNCH VIDEO, THE CHARLOTTESVILLE EVENTS IN 2017.>>I WROTE AN ARTICLE AT THE TIME IN “THE ATLANTIC” MAGAZINE WHEN CHARLOTTESVILLE HAPPENED. THIS IS SNOT WHAT WE ARE. IT’S ABOUT DECENCY, HONOR, INCLUDING EVERYONE. IN LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND. I DON’T REMEMBER THAT HAPPENING IN AN ADMINISTRATION BEFORE IN WELL OVER 100 YEARS.>>THE PRESIDENT IS LOOKING TO RELITIGATE ALL OF THIS. WHAT THEY SEE IS A TROUBLING MOMENT FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP. TODAY THEY PRESSED HIM ON HIS WAY TO THE NRA CONVENTION. WATCH.>>YOU LOOK AT WHAT I SAID, YOU WILL SEE THAT THAT QUESTION WAS ANSWERED PERFECTLY. AND I WAS TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE THAT WENT BECAUSE THEY FELT VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THE MONUMENT TO ROBERT E. LEE, A GREAT GENERAL, WILL YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.>>HERE TO REACT IS COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR FOR TURNING POINT USA AND PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRATS FOR EDUCATION REFORM. LADIES, GENTLEMAN. IS THIS A LEGITIMATE CAMPAIGN OPENER FOR BIDEN? AND YOUR REACTION TO THE PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS THERE. I’LL START WITH YOU, SHAFFAR.>>THE CHARLOTTESVILLE ISSUE SPOKE TO THE CHARACTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMP. HE SAID THERE WAS BLAME TO GO ON BOTH SIDES. WE HAD WHITE NATIONALISTS AND WHITE SUPREMACISTS WHO CAUSED A DEATH TO A PERSON. RACE HAS BEEN A FAULTLINE IN OUR COUNTRY AND WE NEED A PRESIDENT TO BRING THIS COUNTRY TOGETHER, NOT TEAR IT APART.>>CANDACE YOUR TAKE ON THAT. THE PRESIDENT CALLED WHITE SUPREMACIST FINE PEOPLE. IS THAT WHAT HAPPENED?>>THAT IS NOT WHAT HAPPENED. HE SPECIFICALLY SAID I AM NOT SPEAKING ABOUT WHITE SUPREMACISTS OR NAZIS. AND WHAT’S REALLY BIZARRE IS THAT JOE BIDEN OF ALL PEOPLE WOULD USE THIS AS A WAY TO LAUNCH HIS CAMPAIGN. HE IS A MAN WHO WAS MENTORED BY ROBERT BYRD, A LITERAL KKK MENTOR. HE HAS ISSUES WITH BLACK AMERICA AND I’M REALLY HAPPY TO SEE THAT PEOPLE ON BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL AISLE HAVE SPOKEN UP AND POINTED OUT HIS HYPOCRISIES.>>CNN’S VAN JONES THINKS THAT BIDEN PLANTED A PERFECTLY LAID TRAP FOR THE PRESIDENT. WATCH.>>HE’S GOT HIM RIGHT WHERE HE WANTS HIM ALREADY. BUT REALLY, IT’S SO PAINFUL TO HEAR THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SIT UP HERE AND BRAG ON A TRAITOR, BRAG ON SOMEONE CREATING AN ACT OF TREASON. IT’S PAINFUL. IT’S WRONG. WRONG-HEADED. BENEATH HIM, BENEATH THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT. BUT FROM A POLITICAL POINT OF VIEW, JOE BIDEN SHOWED THE WORLD HE KNOWS HOW TO PUT A BANANA PEEL IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENT AND WATCH HIM FALL.>>HAS BIDEN LAID A BANANA PEEL FOR THE PRESIDENT TO FALL ON?>>NO. THERE IS NOT A SINGLE CANDIDATE THAT IS GOING TO BEAT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AND THAT IS THE TRUTH. THEY HAVE NOTHING THAT IS NEW. TO ME JOE BIDEN IS THE NEW HILLARY CLINTON. THEY’RE GOING TO CELEBRATE HIM AND SAY HE’S HIGHLY FAVORED WHEN IN FACT HE IS NOT AT ALL. PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE ANY POLICIES. HE’S DOING MORE FEAR MONGERING AND BEING HYPOCRITICAL AND AMERICA IS NOT GOING TO FALL FOR IT. WE’RE DOING MUCH BETTER UNDER THIS PRESIDENT THAN WE WERE UNDER OBAMA.>>IS THIS REALLY WHAT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY IS LOOKING FOR IN A CANDIDATE, SORT OF IDENTITY POLL OF IDENTITY POLITICS, THIS GUY IS A RACIST AND I’M NOT, CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM FROM TRUMP. WHAT ARE AFRICAN-AMERICANS REALLY LOOKING FOR IN YOUR OPINION?>>FIRST OF ALL, THE UNEMPLOYMENT TRENDS WE SEE TODAY STARTED WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE BUSH RECESSION, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS 17%. WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA LEFT OFFICE 8.5%. ORBED THE BUSH RECESSION, THE LATINO UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REACHED 13%, LESS THAN 6% UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. WE’VE SEEN IMPROVEMENTS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS UNDER TRUMP BUT MOST OF THE TRENDS STARTED UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS DISMANTLED THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WHICH AFFECTS WORKING FAMILIES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, DISPROPORTIONATELY PEOPLE OF COLOR. AND THAT SORT OF CHARACTER, THAT RACIALIZED CHARACTER IS WHAT WE’VE SEEN FROM THIS PRESIDENT FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME? WHAT ABOUT CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM. I WANT BOTH. YOU TO REACT. PRESIDENT OBAMA TALKED ABOUT THIS. WE HEARD IT TALKED ABOUT DURING HIS ADMINISTRATION. IT WAS NEVER ENACTED. NOTHING WAS DONE. CANDACE?>>WOULD SAY THIS. BLACK AMERICANS ARE TIRED OF BEING UNDERMINED. THAT’S BEST EVIDENCE THAT DESPITE THE RHETORIC, DESPITE THE MEDIA TRYING TO LABEL TRUMP AS A WHITE SUPREMACIST. WE’RE TIRED OF PEOPLE ISSUING AN EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO DONALD TRUMP. WE WANT PEOPLE TO OFFER POLICY TO FIX OUR COMMUNITY. UNFORTUNATELY IT’S ONLY TRUMP OFFERING POLICIES. I PREDICTED OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP IS GOING TO BE THE PERSON THAT CRACKS THE BLACK VOTE BECAUSE WE’RE TIRED, FATIGUED WITH THE RACIAL ARGUMENT.>>YOU DO SEE NUMBERS IN SUPPORT FROM AFRICAN-AMERICANS RISING FOR TRUMP. TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE THAT?>>FIRST OF ALL, I’M NOT OFFERING EMOTION, I’M OFFERING FACTS. PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST THIS YEAR SOUGHT TO CUT $200 BILLION FROM THE STUDENT LOAN PACT, 200.>>STUDENT LOANS AFFECT EVERYBODY, HISPANICS, WHITES, CHINESE.>>THEY DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECT PEOPLE OF COLOR.>>THE MAJORITY OF BLACKS DON’T MAKE IT TO COLLEGE SO THAT’S DISHONEST.>>I GOT TEN SECONDS LEFT.>>I MEAN I WOULD LIKE TO FINISH. UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA.>>JUST CORRECTING YOU. I’M SORRY.>>I’M GOING TO CORRECT YOU NOW. UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA WE SAW RECORD NUMBERS OF BLACK PEOPLE COMPLETE COLLEGE.>>RECORDS ARE NOT THE MAJORITY. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE THAT ATTEND COLLEGE ARE WHITE. I WANT TO CORRECT THE RECORD.>>DRAMATICALLY THERE ARE MORE WHITE PEOPLE IN COUNTRY. HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES WENT UP.>>THE QUESTION WAS ABOUT STUDENT LOANS AND WHO THOLED WOULD IMPACT.>>I WOULD LOVE TO BE ABLE TO FINISH. AGAIN WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS ELECTED, THE AFTERA MATH OF THE WORST DEPRESSION, AFRICAN-AMERICAN UNEMPLOYMENT RATES BEFORE DOWN 50%, LATINO UNEMPLOYMENT RATES WENT DOWN 50% UNDER PRESIDENT OBAMA.>>HISTORIC LOWS NOW. I GAVE YOU PLENTY OF TIME. YOU’RE NOT ANSWERING MY QUESTION. WHY ARE BLACK AMERICANS NOW RISING IN THEIR SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP? YOU GOT FIVE SECONDS.>>WELL THEY CAN GO NOWHERE BUT UP. HE WAS CLOSE TO ZERO IN BETWEEN SO THEY MAY GO UP INCREMENTALLY BUT HE’S GOING TO LOSE THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LATINO VOTE.>>NO HE’S NOT. I’LL ANSWER IN FIVE SECONDS. BLACK PEOPLE AREN’T STUPID AND WE’RE GETTING TIRED OF THE RACE

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