Candace Owens has a very warped view of Black history, and this week, she boldly stated that 100 years after slavery, the Black community were doing much better than they are now.
Owens made the remarks on Fox News host Laura Ingraham's show on Tuesday night where she went head to head with Harvard philosophy professor Dr. Cornel West once again.
"Yes, he is a more enthusiastic character than Joe Biden," Owens said of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, "but he's talking about socialism, and we know that that is something that has...absolutely destroyed and decimated the Black community. Socialist policies like in terms of the welfare."
West then replied: "I would argue that welfare...was not socialist; it was an attempt to intervene given the failure of capitalism to provide jobs or a living wage for people. It was not socialistic at all. That's not socialism."
And here's when Owens decided to rewrite history:
"One hundred years after slavery, the black community was doing better. We were going up, up, up. Then, suddenly, they socialized our community via welfare policies, and the Black community started going down, down, down. And you're sitting here supporting a candidate who is advocating for making that on a larger scale. He's saying we're not just going to do it to the Black community, we're going to do it to every community in America," she said.
"You know his policies do not work. You know that socialism has led to more deaths than anything else in the last 100 years. One hundred million deaths and you stand behind this man. You should not," Owens continued before launching into praise for her beloved president.
"You need to stand behind [President] Trump because he is...standing next to poor people and making poor people richer are two different things."
But West was quick to poke holes in her argument:
"The very fact that you have been able to aspire and achieve the level that you have based on the struggle of those who came before, from W. E. B du Bois, from Ida B. Wells to Frederick Douglass. They were not concerned with isms, they were concerned with justice and fairness," West said.
"Now, du Bois was a socialist, but...he wasn't pro-welfare, so you got to get your history right, my dear sister...Bernie Sanders is part of that legacy, sister Candace, that's what I'm trying to get you to see."