Black conservative Candace Owens ripped into lawyer Jeffrey Toobin this week after the CNN legal analyst wrongly described anti-fascist group “antifa” as a Black organization.
“HOLY SHIT,” she tweeted Wednesday. “@CNN is now LYING on Black Americans, accusing US of committing the violent atrocities that ANTIFA commits across the nation!”
Owens’ rebuke came after Toobin appeared on “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer” and criticized President Donald Trump over comments he said were meant to stoke racial fears. According to the New York Times, it was during a private meeting with Christian evangelical supporters on Monday that Trump warned there would be “violence” if Republicans lost the House to Democrats after the upcoming midterm elections.
Dems “will overturn everything that we’ve done, and they’ll do it quickly and violently, and violently,” the president says in audio obtained by NBC News, urging his supporters to vote Republican. “There’s violence … and when you look at antifa and you look at some of these groups — these are violent people.”
Toobin condemned Trump’s remarks, saying his “warning” was code for “I’ll protect you from the scary Black people.” He went on to say that antifa is perceived as an African-American group.
“This is about Black versus white,” Toobin added. “This is about Donald Trump’s appeal to racism, and it just happens all the time. And we never say it, and we don’t say it enough for what it is, but that’s what’s going on here.”
Owen’s begged to differ, blasting the legal analyst for even associating the far-left protesters with the Black community.
“ANTIFA is a notorious ALL-WHITE gang,” she ranted. “And blaming BLACKS is absolutely DISGRACEFUL @JeffreyToobin.”
Owens, communications director for Turning Point USA, has had run-ins with antifa protesters in the past. Earlier this month, she and Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk were met with shouts of “f-ck white supremacy” from the group as they dined at breakfast cafe in Philadelphia.
Owens likened the incident to something straight out of the 1960s civil rights era.
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