Conservative Trump supporter Candace Owens appeared on MSNBC with Ari Melber Tuesday evening and the conversation went left pretty fast.
Owens got testy during a segment featuring both herself and author and professor, Michael Eric Dyson, when Melber asked a question about the Donald Trump’s divisive commentary, Mediaite reports.
Owens bumped heads with both Dyson and Melber when asked, “Do you think he (Trump) is embracing a type of racial division that is problematic for us to operate as a civil society?”
Owens, who has proven more than once that she doesn’t see eye-to-eye with most of the Black community, shot back telling Melber that his network only asked her to appear on the show to further tear apart Black people.
“Every time I’m invited on to this network I am being asked to dispute another Black person. The Black community is broken up in general and I don’t want to partake in any of that,” said Owens
She then scolded the MSNBC host saying that the network should worry more about reporting about the recent wave of violence and shootings in Chicago.
“We’re just ending a weekend where 71 Black people were shot in Chicago and 13 of them killed and we’re not talking about that,” she said before Melber interjected, asking if she had an issue with the person who she was featured with her on the show – namely Dyson.
Melber could hardly get a word in edgewise as Owens and Dyson battled back and forth talking over one another.
“You knew what you were invited to discuss, and we’re happy you’re here. It’s very important to me and this show that we have these conversations and invite a lot of people of all perspectives,” said Melber in an attempt to gain back control. “If there’s a problem with that, I think you knew what the invite was to begin with.”
Dyson, who initially sat patiently waiting for his turn, couldn’t wait to weigh in.
“If we’re going to be honest about Donald Trump, he has not helped black people, he has not enabled African-American people to move forward. He’s riding a crest and a wave of economic prosperity put in place by his predecessor Barack Obama.”
He concluded, “If we’re concerned about Black people, we’ve got to be concerned about poverty, inequality, lack of access to education, plus the… sorts of violence we see directed toward black people in this country.”
All up in her feelings, Owens continued her commentary sharing an ordeal where she says she was harassed for being a Trump supporter.
“I am a Black conservative and I am not hearing anything said about the fact that about 25 white Democrats assembled to kick me out of a restaurant yesterday to throw water and to throw eggs at me because I’m a conservative that supports Donald Trump.”
She then continued to defend Trump’s racist policies, blasting Dyson for not questioning the state of Black America under President Obama.
“How is it plausible, professor, that you allow this to happen to your community because you decided that because we’re ideological conservatives, you are okay with this.”
Dyson shot back, “I haven’t said a word… I said nothing about you.”
Melber tried to remind the panel that the discussion was intended to be about Trump’s divisive policies, not the harassment Owens claims she was subjected to.
“I have said nothing narcissistic. I haven’t been talking about myself on this network. I’m talking about Trump,” Owens said.
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