Conservative activist Candace Owens blamed the “left’s increasingly deranged rhetoric” at least in part for recent violence against police officers.
Owens’ appearance on Tuesday night’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News comes after two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies were ambushed by a still-at-large attacker Saturday night.
Host Tucker Carlson asked her why she feels basketball star Lebron James has yet to respond to Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s challenge to help fund the reward to bring the shooter to justice.
“I’d like to first point out and remind America of what Lebron James specifically said a couple of months ago — and I spoke out against this immediately — he tweeted to his hundreds of millions of fans and followers that we are literally being hunted,” Owens said. “We, meaning black people, being hunted by, meaning white people in this country, and think about that statement and what kind of a bat signal it sends out to black Americans, to young black men, when someone of his caliber and his status is saying that we are literally being hunted.”
“He’s implying that white people are predators, that our law enforcement agents are predators,