Candace Owens, the outspoken conservative writer and political commentator who co-founded the BLEXIT movement – announced that she was considering throwing her name in the running for president on Twitter over the weekend.
“I love America,” the New York Times best-selling author tweeted Saturday. “Thinking about running for President.”
One critic responded to Owens, saying, “Today’s GOP is fundamentally an authoritarian white nationalist party. Candace Owen[s] would NEVER be their nominee.”
Owens responded to the tweet saying, “This won’t age well.”
Hours following Owens’ tease at a run for POTUS, she emphasized that it’s “an important time in our country,” urging Republicans to “[s]peak up.”
“If you’re smarter than a 5th grader, you realize that the radical Left is trying to brainwash the world into believing January 6th was similar to 9/11 or Pearl Harbor,” Owens said, referring to the breach of the U.S. Capitol led by far-right election protesters.
“Absurd. Just a sloppy attempt to justify censoring, surveilling & treating half our country like terrorists.”
“Every good dictator needs a ‘reason’ and a ‘justification’ for locking up, censoring, and criminalizing all acts of political dissent,” she said. “That is why I will #NeverForgetJanury6th Because it’s become a justification for evil against half our country who remain innocent.”
“For any conservatives who do not have the courage to admit this and are capitulating to the sweeping acts that are being committed against citizens—including President Trump—you will come to regret such spinelessness,” she said in part in reference to social media platforms censoring voices on the right. “This is an important time in our country,” she added. “Speak up.”
Ownes, in January, gave her insight into the future of the Republican Party, stating that the party has changed permanently. “I think some people in the Republican Party are operating under a delusion that if Trump is gone, they can manufacture the party back into the McCain-establishment type party that it once was, but they are sorely mistaken,” she said.
“In my entire life, I have never seen or felt an energy in this country quite like I am seeing today,” Owens continued. “Think about it: the media had lost so much control of the narrative, that censorship seems for them to be the only option… People aren’t listening to the pundits, the polls, or the celebrities anymore.”
Owens turns 32 years old in April and would meet the minimum age requirement in the year 2024.
The Connecticut native studied journalism at the University of Rhode Island, but left before completing her degree. She soon rose to online prominence with her opposition to cyberbullying and her vocal political commentary.
Aubrey Huff, the former two-time MLB World Series champion, has already volunteered to be her vice president.
She has feuded with a number of public figures, ranging from the rapper Cardi B to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
In December, after Ocasio-Cortez claimed Republicans would probably be “crying in the walk-in fridge” if they ever worked a restaurant job, Owens slammed her as a “spoiled rotten brat.”
“I used to be a waitress and I worked multiple doubles,” Owens tweeted at the time. “I am laughing out loud at how much of a coastal elitist you have to be to view that as the definition of a hard day at work. Please get on a plane and see the rest of the world (or country) you spoiled rotten brat.”