Trump praises conservative activist Candace Owens as a ‘very smart thinker’
President Trump on Wednesday praised conservative activist Candace Owens, who he said “is having a big impact” on American politics.
“Candace Owens of Turning Point USA is having a big impact on politics in our Country,” the president wrote on Twitter.
“She represents an ever expanding group of very smart ‘thinkers,’ and it is wonderful to watch and hear the dialogue going on…so good for our Country!”
Candace Owens of Turning Point USA is having a big impact on politics in our Country. She represents an ever expanding group of very smart “thinkers,” and it is wonderful to watch and hear the dialogue going on…so good for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018
Owens is the communications director for Turning Point USA, a conservative nonprofit that focuses on working with students on college campuses.
Rapper Kanye West recently heaped similar praise on Owens and the two later met in person.
“I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” West wrote on Twitter.
The president last year praised the founder of Turning Point USA just one day after an investigation revealed that an official with the organization had sent racist text messages. The organization fired the employee following the report.
“’The President has accomplished some absolutely historic things during this past year.’ Thank you Charlie Kirk of Turning Points USA,” Trump wrote at the time on Twitter, referring to the organization’s founder.
“Sadly, the Fake Mainstream Media will NEVER talk about our accomplishments in their end of year reviews. We are compiling a long & beautiful list.”
The inflammatory Owens used a TMZ appearance to come to the defense of neo-Nazis and call the police killings of black men a trivial issue. She insisted that Trump has neither proposed harmful policies nor made offensive remarks towards African Americans.