Conservative commentator Candace Owens is no stranger to confronting bullying and unfair tactics from the left.
When she decided to accept an invitation to sit in on MSNBC’s “The Beat” on Tuesday, this drive to challenge the left’s threatening tactics showed its head once again as Owens was forced to defend herself against both a condescending, interrupting host and the other guest, Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson.
Watch the exchange below. It’s about 11 minutes long, but it’s well worth the time.
After being shown dated clips of Donald Trump and asked to respond, Owens jumped in to attack the host.
“I think the fact that every time I’m brought here, I’m being asked to dispute another black person. The black community is broken up in general. I don’t want to partake in that,” she said.
She then pivoted to address another blight on a black community in America.
“This weekend where 71 black people were shot in Chicago, 13 of them killed, and we’re not talking about that. Instead we’re talking about old tapes.”
Chicago is infamous for strict gun laws that have done nothing to address the city’s mind-boggling murder rate.
After an interruption by the host, Owens continued, hammering this point home despite being goaded to engage with Dyson.
“We should both respectfully decline tearing apart the black community for the sake of television, and because MSNBC always invites me on to do that, I am declining to do so when our community is mourning the 71 people that were shot over the weekend,” she said.
“We need to stop this warfare and come together and talk about things that matter. What is going on in Chicago is a bigger topic and should be a bigger topic on this network than what Trump said 18 years ago and whether or not it means that people change over 18 years. Which — shocker, guys — they do.”
The host then allowed Dyson to speak uninterrupted for a much longer period than Owens.
More back-and-forth followed, with Dyson sticking to his guns that Trump is a racist and knows nothing of how to support the black community. This only served to galvanize Owens’ argument.
“Liberals have been attacking conservatives and you guys say nothing about it. Blacks were attacked yesterday because they support Donald Trump,” she said. “Black support for Trump has doubled since this time last year.”
She continued, exposing the racist past the Democrat Party struggles to distance itself from.
“You guys try to pretend that he is pushing in a racist era in this country when we know the Democrats are the racists, have always been the racists, the parties never switched, and you should know this as a civil rights person,” she told Dyson. “You know the history. You know the people under the hood of the KKK were Democrats and the party never switched.”
This stumped the good professor, who had nothing to say to that point.
Melber finally cut it to a close and ended the segment.
But Owens had scored her points — once again.
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