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Candace Owens Responds to Accusations of Paying Black People ‘To Risk Lives’ as ‘Props’ for Trump’s WH Speech

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Conservative commentator and political activist Candace Owens speaks during a rally at The Ellipse, before entering to the White House, where President Donald Trump will hold an event on the South lawn on Oct. 10, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

*You were wondering why there were so many Black folks at Donald Trump’s balcony address at the White House on Saturday? Turns out Candace Owens reportedly paid for some of their travel to be a part of her simultaneous BLEXIT “Back the Blue” rally.

ABC News reported that the controversial conservative’s BLEXIT group, a campaign urging Black Americans to exit the Democratic Party, foot the bill for some Black people to attend the event, which was Trump’s first public briefing since testing positive for COVID-19. Attendees were asked bring a mask and to fill out a form that notified them that BLEXIT would cover their costs, in addition to having to take a COVID-19 test the morning of the event, ABC reported.

“We are not interested in participating in your obvious media angle here to slander/attack the president regarding COVID-19,” Owens told ABC News, adding that the event was about “supporting law enforcement in minority communities.”

While Owens never made a secret out of the fact that her organization paid for some travel, writing in an Instagram post on October 1 that the group would be “giving away a limited amount of travel stipends to those who really [need] them,” the ABC report has prompted some online to accuse Owens of using black people as paid “props” for “racist” Trump and endangering their lives in the process.

“They’re paying Black people to risk their lives as props for the COVID-infected racist president,” former Clinton’s foreign policy spokesperson Jesse Lehrich tweeted.

“She should be held accountable if any of them get sick. You’re flying people to be infected. And for what?” tweeted Elon James White, comedian, founder and editor in chief of This Week in Blackness.

Faced with the criticism, Owens admitted that “a small group of attendees who asked for financial help” were provided with “travel stipends.” She then tried to gaslight Dems by painting the criticism as “mocking people who are struggling financially.”

“Um… yes. We had a small group of attendees who asked for financial help to make the event so we secured travel stipends for them. Mocking people who are struggling financially is the weirdest, most elitist, Democrat flex— possibly ever,” she tweeted in response to writer Jonathan Capehart’s retweet of the ABC story.

Her attempt to flip the script didn’t work, as the mostly partisan criticism simply escalated. One commenter argued that “paying financially struggling people to attend an illegal campaign rally to massage trump’s ego is what’s ‘elitist.’”

Below, watch Trump brown-nose Owens during his WH speech, beginning at the 1:48 mark.

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‘I’m Not an Uncle Tom’: Black City Councilman & Lifelong Democrat Explains Why He’s Backing Trump (Watch)

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Flint City Councilman Maurice Davis

*Move over Weezy. Another day, another report about a prominent Black man supporting Donald Trump.

Flint City Council member Maurice Davis, a lifelong Democrat, spoke before Vice President Mike Pence’s address at Flint Bishop Airport saying he supports President Donald Trump.

The Trump fans cheered him on as he continued, “Right now the narrative has been spent, ‘President Trump is full of hate.’ Let me tell you something, the Democrats are full of hate. I have been a Democrat all my life, 64 years. The last four years I voted for Hillary Clinton. This year I decided to go with President Trump. I am not a bootlicker, I am not an Uncle Tom.

“I’m none of those things, I’m somebody that’s in a poor, impoverished community.”

Davis, the vice president of the city council, said: “When Mr. Trump say ‘what the hell you got to lose’ he was talking to me. He was not talking to my seat. Only thing Maurice D. Davis got to lose is a council seat at $700 every two weeks.”

“But this is what I got to gain– instead of being divided state of America it’s time to be the United States of America,” he said.

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Don Lemon ‘Had to Get Rid Of’ Friends who Support Trump: ‘They Have to Want to Get Help’ (Watch)

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*CNN anchor Don Lemon on Thursday said that he “had to get rid of” friends supporting President Trump “because they’re too far gone,” adding that he would be friends with them again if “they want to live in reality.”

During his nightly handoff to anchor Chris Cuomo, Lemon said of his Trump friends, “I try and I try and I try, they say something really stupid and then I’ll show them the science and I’ll give them the information, and they still repeat those talking points. I had to get rid of a lot of people in my life because sometimes you’ve just got to let them go. I think they have to hit rock bottom like an addict, right? And they have to want to get help, they have to want to know the truth, they have to want to live in reality, they have to want to be responsible not only for other people’s lives but for their lives.”

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Lemon came under fire earlier this year for his extended and hearty snort-laugh when panelist Rick Wilson of the Lincoln Project dubbed Trump’s administration as one “defined by ignorance of the world,” and called #45’s supporters as the “credulous boomer rube demo.”

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Biden Surprises 94-Year-Old Voter in Oprah’s Zoom Town Hall (Video); Harris Headed to ‘Daily Show’

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*Oprah Winfrey hosted a virtual town hall in the key battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio as part of OWN’s Own Your Vote get-out-the-vote initiative, and the Democratic presidential nominee showed up to lend support.

Joe Biden dipped in during Oprah’s chat with 94-year-old Michigan voter Mildred Madison, who traveled 300 miles from Chicago to Detroit to ensure that her vote counted. Mildred has been caring for her sister just outside of Chicago. She normally votes absentee, but when her ballot for the August primary in Michigan was late, she decided she didn’t want to take any chances with the general election. Madison seemed pleasantly surprised when Biden slid in for the surprise.

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Also making a surprise appearance were The Black Eyed Peas, and rapper YellowPain.

Watch below, or view here on Twitter.

Winfrey’s Own Your Vote town halls are aimed to encourage, inspire and support voters across the country ahead of the General Election on November 3. She’s already hit the battleground states of Wisconsin on Oct. 26, and North Carolina on Oct. 27th, and she’s holding one in South Carolina tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET. It’s free and open to everybody. Registration is available in advance at zoomwithoprah.com.

Meanwhile, Trevor Noah welcomes back Democratic vice presidential nominee Senator Kamala Harris to “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” tonight.

The virtual in-depth interview will air in an all-new 45-min episode of “The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah” at 11pm ET/PT on Comedy Central.

Senator Harris previously joined Trevor around the launch of her own campaign for president, on February 20, 2019, and returns to the show during the critical final days of the election to reach the show’s young and politically engaged audience.

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