You guys. I don’t know WHAT Candace Owens was thinking, but this is definitely one of those “yiiiiiiiikes” moments.
She was asked about nationalism’s role in Western politics and offered this heaping answer.
“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.
Um, no. WRONG. Hitler’s version of making Germany “great” was mass murder. Are you freaking kidding me? There should be NO COMPARISON here.
“The problem is 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,” she continued. “To me, that’s not nationalism. So in thinking about how it could go bad down the line, I don’t really have an issue with nationalism, I really don’t.”
“The problem is he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany…” Um, no again. That wasn’t the only “problem.” His “dreams” were demented and HORRIFIC and HIDEOUSLY EVIL.
Here is video of Candace Owens’ full answer on nationalism and Hitler pic.twitter.com/NfBvoH8vQg
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) February 8, 2019
She tried to clarify her remarks to The Daily Beast, calling Hitler a “homicidal maniacal globalist.”
Asked by The Daily Beast to explain her remarks, Owens called Hitler a “homicidal maniacal globalist” and claimed her response was simply “about why Americans WRONGLY equate the word ‘nationalism’ to Hitler.”
“My final comment is that Hitler was the scum of the earth,” Owens wrote in an email. “As is the publication you write for.”
Here’s her full response:
Was Hitler a nationalist? (And Leftist journalists are still insane). https://t.co/ulxZXCWquh
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 8, 2019
I do think she slipped up. I don’t think she meant for it to sound like she endorsed Hitler’s domestic policies, but yeah. That’s definitely how it came off.