Candace Owens on Kanye West's call to abolish the 13th Amendment: We believe “that black people today are still enslaved”

Owens: “I do know that he believes, as I do believe, that black people today are still enslaved -- today mentally, in the past it was our bodies that were enslaved”  

From the October 1 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): What was your reaction as to what he did in the after show at Saturday Night Live? 

CANDACE OWENS (TURNING POINT USA): Oh my goodness, I had tears in my eyes. I cannot tell you how happy I have been for the last 24 hours. A much needed reprieve from the Brett Kavanaugh debacle was Kanye West stepping on stage and saying what has been needed to be said for a very long time. Look, there is no doubt that he is one of the bravest men in America right now. The left has declared war on our American values. And Kanye is fighting the cultural front. 


OWENS: And look, the president is so spot on when he talks about this show being leftist propaganda. I could not believe my eyes. I only watched it because Kanye West was performing and he's my friend and I wanted to see what he did with the show, had no idea he was going to put on a MAGA hat. And quite literally there was a segment where they were just over and over again saying Brett Kavanaugh cannot be confirmed. Almost giving permission for the people that watch that show to be violent as we've seen on the streets, to protest his hearings, and to feel that they were justified in their actions. It's unbelievable, so what Kanye is doing is unbelievably brave -- to stand up to the mob, to put on a MAGA hat and to say I support this president. And beyond that, I'm not sure if you saw his Instagram post yesterday where he wore the hat again and he said that this hat represents bringing jobs back home to America. It represents making sure that Americans are taken care of first. 

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): So what did he say about the 13th Amendment, Candace? 

EARHARDT: Yeah what did he mean about -- yeah. He was tweeting out abolish the 13th Amendment. Well, that's the -- 13th Amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude and also allowed prisoners to be used as slave labor. What did he mean by that? He kind of walked it back in the next few tweets after that. 

OWENS: Right, that's correct. He walked it back, I think that it goes back to what Kanye said about slavery being a choice. I think in many ways Kanye believes that the amendment did not abolish slavery whatsoever and we very much are still slaves. And that's something that he has been fighting and has been saying that so I'm not sure exactly what he meant by saying abolish the 13th Amendment. But I do know that he believes, as I do believe, that black people today are still enslaved -- today mentally, in the past it was our bodies that were enslaved.


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