On Thursday, Nov. 12, Activist Candace Owens described former President Obama’s suggestion that President Trump’s presidency was a product of racism as “absolutely despicable.”

During an interview on Fox News’s “Hannity,” Owens discussed Obama’s forthcoming memoir “A Promised Land,” in which Obama claims that President Trump’s rise to power was the result of “millions of Americans spooked by a Black man in the White House.”

“Barack Obama became the president of the United States because White Americans supported him. And rather than show some unity, rather than show some respect for this country that gave him literally everything he has, he turns his back … and says, ‘Look at this despicable country. It’s broken,” Owens said. 

Owens blamed Obama in 2018 for creating “a lot of damage in terms of race relations in this country.” She stressed, “He is the first president that has ever sat in the White House and come out … hating America.”

When Obama ran for the White House in 2008, 95 percent of black men supported him, but four years later, only 87 percent of black men cast their ballot for his re-election, a dramatic fall of 8 percent, according to a survey conducted by NBC News.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden also saw his support among black men and women slip in this current election. 

President Trump, meanwhile, enjoyed a positive shift with 52 percent of black men who identified as ideologically conservative, choosing him for president, and one-third of black men living in the Midwest voting for him. 

President Trump also won endorsements from numerous black celebrities, including rappers Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, former NFL great Hershel Walker, former Yankee pitcher Mariano Rivera, and former NFL Safety Jack Brewer, among others.

Owens praised President Trump’s efforts to support the black community throughout his presidency and help people build and archive their “American dream.”

“People are standing behind Donald J. Trump because he is an effective and good leader who tells the truth and doesn’t  … run on identity politics,” she said. 

In an op-ed for Daily Mail, Owens explained why she supports President Trump.

“In Trump’s world, everyone has potential, no matter what our starting point in life. America is a country, which rewards people, all people, based on their drive,” she wrote. “Trump offered a return to my grandaddy’s America: the land of the free and the home of the brave—the birthplace of individualism—which allowed for my grandfather to go from a sharecropper on a farm in the segregated South to the owner of that farm some half a century later.”

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