Candace Owens: ‘If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well — OK, fine’
Conservative activist Candace Owens said it would have been “OK” if Adolf Hitler wanted to keep his activities to Germany while speaking at a British conference in December.
Owens was responding to a question about her support for nationalism and said it was different from Nazi Germany.
“If Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well — OK, fine,” she said after she was asked about the word “nationalism,” according to BuzzFeed News, which first reported her remarks.
Here is video of Candace Owens’ full answer on nationalism and Hitler pic.twitter.com/NfBvoH8vQg
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) February 8, 2019
“The problem is he had dreams outside of Germany,” she continued. “He wanted to globalize. He wanted everybody to be German.”
Owens defended her remarks in a Twitter video on Friday. She said that she was explaining that nationalism was different than what Hitler supported.
“Nationalism is sort of conflated with, for some reason, Hitler,” she said.
“That’s really, really wrong and we that we have to almost correct the record on that,” she added.
Was Hitler a nationalist? (And Leftist journalists are still insane). https://t.co/ulxZXCWquh
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) February 8, 2019
“He wasn’t a nationalist. He was a homicidal, psychotic maniac,” she said of the German dictator.
“He wasn’t about putting Germans first. There were German Jews that he was putting into camps and murdering,” she said. “He was a mass murderer.”
Owens is communications director for conservative group Turning Point USA. TPUSA has many chapters at colleges around the country. It is currently attempting to expand to the U.K.
TPUSA members have previously been accused of racism. The New Yorker reported that one former executives tweeted that she hates black people. TPUSA did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.