We’ll admit, we were very much in the “What the hell?” category of people wondering what Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens was talking about when she said, “If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, fine.”
In a follow-up video, she excoriated BuzzFeed for its coverage of her remarks and explained that she was comparing globalism (bad) to nationalism (good) and arguing that nationalism is now a dirty word and one often associated with Hitler, a National Socialist.
The thing is, Owens said what she said, but Rep. Ted Lieu thought he’d take that little clip and play it back to Owens as a “gotcha” moment, and that did not go well for him. In case there was any doubt left about was Owens was trying to say, she erased those doubts here.
Here’s Lieu going in for the kill:
my gf when i tweet something before texting her back pic.twitter.com/qL3KBDToJU
— jordan (@JordanUhl) April 9, 2019
I wonder how many hours @tedlieu spent staring at his face in the mirror practicing to get this face just right.
— Benigma – The Work of Infinite Monkeys (@benigma2017) April 9, 2019
That look on his face didn’t change much even after Owens lit it up with a verbal flamethrower.
Candace Owens: "I think it's pretty apparent that Mr. Lieu believes that black people are stupid and will not pursue the full clip…That was unbelievably dishonest…I'm deeply offended by the insinuation of revealing that clip without the question that was asked of me." pic.twitter.com/UioMSZK93d
— CSPAN (@cspan) April 9, 2019
Chairman Jerry Nadler was so on defense he accused Owens of calling Lieu stupid, when in fact she’d said it was apparent he thought black people were stupid and couldn’t find the full clip in context.
We don’t always mesh with what Owens says, but seeing her light up Lieu like that was amazing.
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) April 9, 2019
Candace is 100% right.
— kerry ⭐⭐⭐ (@K1erry) April 9, 2019
Amazing not only are they objecting to free speech they're now trying to silence responses to personal attacks.
— Richard Karnes (@RichardKarnes) April 9, 2019
Min 0:45 is the face of a person when they realized they ________
Good job Cadance.
— Ivan 🔦 🔑 (@ivanacostarubio) April 9, 2019
It is difficult to respect @tedlieu. Politics is an “full tackle” sport to begin with. You’ve got to be tough. But Rep. Lieu is both dishonest and underhanded. And his actions are almost always unnecessary.
— Bob Keller (@Wizardfkap) April 9, 2019
— Chip Lawrence (@SaratogaChip) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens laying the Smackdown on Ted Lieu…gotta love it!
— Gary Burford (@GaryBurford12) April 9, 2019
I don’t ever again want to hear about how much better our educational system used to be in the past. If Nadler’s listening skills are any indication of old-time education, his teachers would be embarrassed and ashamed. Unless they’re democrats, who, of course, feel no shame.
— Eric Hellwig (@Coach_Hellwig) April 9, 2019
These politicians need more of this. Getting called out, and have nothing to say but I yield my time.
— Stephen Thompson (@VoloftheNorth) April 9, 2019
That whole committee is a joke.
— Judge Smails (@JudgeElihuSmail) April 9, 2019
— Diane Barnes (@dianecbarnes) April 9, 2019
I've got some disparaging remarks for Nadler who just got owned by @RealCandaceO … But he probably wouldn't be paying attention anyhow
— Jeffrey Kent (@jeffreyakent) April 9, 2019
Masterfully done, Ms. Owens. Very nice to see articulate, direct, and positive responses to the cheap shots.
— Tea Party Environmentalist (@TPEnviron) April 9, 2019
— champion 🌻🇺🇸🍺 (@SEloveispure) April 9, 2019
Hopefully the pharmacy Lieu goes to has some burn cream because that's gonna sting for awhile.
— Josh Brinkerhoff (@BigJ4L) April 9, 2019
* * *
Lieu still isn’t giving up.
Candace Owens clearly stated the following:
“If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine. The problem is he wanted, he had dreams outside of Germany."
Those are her own words. https://t.co/iGc2pVr6V8
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 9, 2019
She worked you today, Ted. Take the L. https://t.co/VP8unu6HZ7
— The🐰🔪FOO (@PolitiBunny) April 9, 2019
Ted…you are an absolute walnut. You deliberately misrepresented what @RealCandaceO was saying by only showing part of the video. She was clearly and rightfully defending Nationalism, not National Socialism, or white supremacy….you ARE the problem.
— Quantumx (@Quantum1968) April 9, 2019
It was awesome listening to Candice totally own you and eat your lunch. You got bitched slapped.
— Charlie (@tobycharli) April 9, 2019
Give it up. You were wrong and know you were. That was underhanded and speaks volumes about your character. Manipulative behavior like this should have consequences.
— Tabitha Davis (@greeneyes7997) April 9, 2019
She verbally slapped you so hard. Call your mommy, tool.
— Kilo (@Kilo_Stratrat) April 9, 2019
I don't care if one likes @RealCandaceO or not, but you are a liar, smear merchant and idiot if you claim/believe she was praising Hitler, or condones his mass murder.
— sarainitaly🌷🍓🌷🍓 (@sarainitaly) April 9, 2019
@tedlieu You playing that without giving her a chance to respond was classless but not surprising. Many of us enjoyed watching camera pans of your face as she gutted you when given a chance. But most of us were at work.
— Richard Brown (@richabrown) April 9, 2019
🙄 Ted, does the little black girl Candace Owens @RealCandaceO make you nervous?
— Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) April 9, 2019
We have listened to and read the full context of the conversation and @RealCandaceO comments thereafter and your representation of them is inaccurate, misleading and infamatory. The honourable thing would be to apologize. 🇺🇸
— Gerard Ezinwoke🇬🇧🇨🇦🇮🇱 (@GerardEzinwoke) April 9, 2019
You are either unethical because you are lying or are incompetent and unable to understand what she actually said. Which is it?
— Hal McCoy (@hmccoyii) April 9, 2019
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) April 9, 2019
In lieu of truth, Ted doubles down as they always do. Hey Ted, are you actually implying that @RealCandaceO was saying she was OK with what Hitler did to the Jews? Come out and say it if you mean it!
— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) April 9, 2019
Candace Owens blames 'scum of the earth' BuzzFeed and lefty journos for blowback over her Hitler comments https://t.co/aU1inaEqrS
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 8, 2019