After backlash, conservative pundit Candace Owens clarifies viral Hitler comment

Conservative pundit and speaker Candace Owens has responded’to criticism of recently unearthed remarks she made last year commenting on Hitler.

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A clip’of her answer posted to Twitter has been viewed more than two million times. Many on social media have criticized a portion of her answer in which Owens comments, “if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, okay fine.”

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Quite a lot has been going on:

Candace Owens: Hitler Was ‘OK’ Until He Tried to Go Global

While completely ignoring Hitler’s genocide against his own people, the pro-Trump pundit said the real issue with the Nazi dictator was that ‘he wanted to globalize.’

Owens was asked by an audience member for her thoughts on the future of nationalist movements. In her response, Owens said ‘nationalism’ has been given a bad rap before pivoting to the Nazi dictator.

‘When we say nationalism, the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler. He was a national socialist.’ she said.

‘If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine,’ Owens continued, while standing next to Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.

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Rising conservative star Candace Owens is slammed over her newly surfaced Hitler comments

Candace Owens, a top figure in a conservative advocacy group with close ties to President Donald Trump, on Friday was at the center of a social-media firestorm over recent comments she made about nationalism and Adolf Hitler.

Owens, the communications director for Turning Point USA (TPUSA), was answering questions about nationalism at an event in London back in December. At the time, Owens said she didn’t have “any problems at all with the word ‘nationalism,'” a word she characterized as too often associated with Hitler.

“I think that the definition gets poisoned by elitists that actually want globalism. Globalism is what I don’t want,” Owens said. “Whenever we say ‘nationalism,’ the first thing people think about, at least in America, is Hitler. You know, he was a national socialist, but if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine.”

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One of Trump’s most vocal black supporters seemed to defend Hitler in a recent speech

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There aren’t too many black Americans willing to vouch for President Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda. And those who do often find themselves in hot water, even on diversity issues.

The latest example is Candace Owens. She is one of the president’s best-known black supporters. The 29-year-old activist and social media aficionado regularly appears on Fox News imploring black Americans to leave the Democratic Party. She counts hip-hop artist Kanye West among her fans.

Candace Owens’ Bonkers Take On Nationalism Includes A Defense Of Hitler

Frequent Fox News guest Candace Owens shared her understanding of nationalism and said if Adolf Hitler had been just a nationalist, that would have been all right

‘The problem is that he wanted ‘ he had dreams outside of Germany. He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German, everybody to be speaking German. Everybody to look a different way. That’s not, to me, that’s not nationalism. In thinking about how we could go bad down the line, I don’t really have an issue with nationalism. I really don’t. I think that it’s OK,’ she continued.

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