*Conservatives can’t wrap their head around why political activist Candace Owens was not included in the lineup of people speaking at the Republican National Committee, which kicks off Monday
Owens has been a staunch Trump supporter for much of his presidency, even going so far as minimizing the impact that white supremacy has had on Black culture. She also created the #Blexit movement with the goal of persuading Black Americans to turn away from the “racist” Democratic Party.
In a now-deleted tweet, Owens said she would have “crushed” former President Barack Obama at the RNC, had she been invited to speak, heavy.com reports. Obama took aim at Trump during the DNC last week.
“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe,” Obama said. “One-hundred-and-seventy-thousand Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.”
Check out some Twitter reaction to Owens’ RNC diss below.
When you find out that Candace Owens’ didn’t even get a speaker slot at the RNC after selling her entire crusty ass soul to the GOP pic.twitter.com/8vKlaePkev
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 23, 2020
Me reading that Candace Owens got left off the list for the RNC because the anti-quota party decided that Tim Scott added enough Nergo-ness to the card. pic.twitter.com/3WCMGvOTWn
— Ferrante Jones (@lbwhileblack) August 23, 2020
Candace Owens has been shocking and jiving for the GOP and tRump for 4 years now …and they didnt even give her a spot at the convention…..they dusted her down …. i love to see it pic.twitter.com/b24nLqZSoY
— 🌈Chucalissa WAP Tether ⚧ (@DiamondStylz) August 23, 2020
Candace owens didn’t even get asked to sweep up after RNC after allllllllllll that tap dancing?! pic.twitter.com/p515zpAmJh
— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) August 23, 2020
Meanwhile, on Sunday the Trump campaign unveiled its list of speakers over four-day RNC event, set to kick off Monday, August 24.
Here is who will speak at the Republican National Convention (via CBS):
Senator Tim Scott
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise
Representative Matt Gaetz
Representative Jim Jordan
Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel
Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones
Amy Johnson Ford
Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign fundraiser and girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.
Natalie Harp, Trump campaign advisory board member
Charlie Kirk, founder of Turning Point USA
Kim Klacik, Republican congressional nominee
Mark and Patricia McCloskey, St. Louis couple who pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters
Sean Parnell, Republican congressional nominee
Andrew Pollack, father of Meadow Pollack, who was killed in the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Donald Trump, Jr., oldest son of President Trump
Tanya Weinreis, small business owner whose coffee shop qualified for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program
First Lady Melania Trump
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Senator Rand Paul
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds
Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez
Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi
Abby Johnson, anti-abortion rights activist
Myron Lizer, Navajo Nation vice president
Mary Ann Mendoza, mother whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant
Nicholas Sandmann, student who sued news outlets after confrontation with Native American activist
Eric Trump, son of Mr. Trump
Tiffany Trump, daughter of Mr. Trump
Vice President Mike Pence
Second Lady Karen Pence
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Senator Joni Ernst
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem
Representative Dan Crenshaw
Representative Elise Stefanik
Representative Lee Zeldin
Richard Grenell, former acting director of national intelligence
Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor
Keith Kellogg, national security adviser to the vice president
Jack Brewer, former NFL player
Sister Dede Byrne, surgeon and military veteran
Madison Cawthorn, Republican congressional nominee
Scott Dane, executive director, Associated Contract Loggers & Truckers of Minnesota
Clarence Henderson, civil rights activist
Ryan Holets, police officer known for adopting opioid-addicted baby
Michael McHale, National Association of Police Organizations president
Burgess Owens, former NFL player and GOP congressional nominee
Lara Trump, Trump campaign adviser and wife of Eric Trump
HUD Secretary Ben Carson
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
Senator Tom Cotton
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy
Representative Jeff Van Drew
Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser
Ja’Ron Smith, White House assistant
Ann Dorn, widow of former police officer killed in St. Louis
Rudy Giuliani, former New York mayor
Franklin Graham, evangelical leader
Alice Johnson, ex-inmate pardoned by Mr. Trump
Carl and Marsha Mueller, parents of U.S. aid worker killed by ISIS
Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship
Charlamagne tha God on Why ‘Black Voters Are Drawn to Trump’ [VIDEO]
*“Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne tha God said he understands why some young Black voters support President Donald Trump, specifically Black males.
During his appearance on Don Lemon’s CNN show on Tuesday, the radio host was asked what he wants from the presidential candidates.
“When it comes to black people you see who maybe are showing support for Trump, I think it’s because Trump is actually talking to young black male voters. He’s directing ads toward them. They are a group that never get courted,” Charlamagne said, New York Post reports. “Black people don’t get courted either as a whole. But that old Democratic regime speaks to old black men and they think everybody else in the black community and black families are going to fall in line.”
“Trump is targeting young black males in promos and marketing. It works,” Charlamagne said.
“I’m voting for Kamala Harris … I’m not necessarily voting for Joe Biden,” says Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod), when asked who he’s voting for. “…I’m just so tired of … old white male leadership in politics.” pic.twitter.com/QFTbTgJUhe
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) October 21, 2020
Lemon then asked if Harris will attract Black voters to the polls.
“Absolutely. I mean, when we were pushing for Joe Biden to pick a black woman as his his VP, Senator Harris was who I had in mind. And I’m voting for Kamala Harris, I’ll tell you that in a heartbeat. I’m not necessarily voting for Joe Biden,” he said.
Charlamagne called Harris a “political change agent” who can lead the country into the future, “because I’m gonna be honest with you, Don, I’m just so tired of like old white male leadership in politics.”
The media personality has made clear that he is voting for Harris instead of Joe Biden.
Hear more from Charlamagne on the issue via the clip below.
Amber Rose Clams Ex Kanye West ‘Has Bullied Me for 10 Years’ [VIDEO]
*Amber Rose has opened up about her relationship with ex Kanye West, claiming the bipolar rapper has bullied her since their 2010 breakup.
Rose told host Adam22 of the “No Jumper” podcast that she “didn’t get anything” from their time together.
“I didn’t soak up anything from him. Me and him are two very different people,” the 37-year-old mother of two said on Wednesday’s episode of the podcast. “I’m a compassionate person. I have empathy. I’m a good person. That’s why people love me. That’s why anybody I’ve ever dated loved me. You can’t really mention anyone that says anything really bad about me — except for him, because I got away.”
Rose later admitted that “I don’t really think about him like that,” she continued. “For me, it’s some guy that I dated 10 years ago.”
Amber Rose says that Kanye West and Trump are the same person “twins” pic.twitter.com/8iSGApjAfX
— Complex Ambition (@CmplxAmbition) October 22, 2020
She also addressed Ye previously implying that the former stripper was dirty and that he “had to take 30 showers” after their breakup.
“You share two years with someone, you take them around the world, you buy them all the jewelry, you shout out to the world how much you love them and how much fun you have with this person, and then the person decides that this isn’t what they want their life to be,” Rose said her her decision to cal it quits with West. “I opted out. I don’t want my life to be like that. I’m not that type of person. And I don’t know if he says things to make his wife more comfortable, but to slut-shame me and say you needed 30 showers, like, bro, you took me around the world. Since when do you need 30 showers?”
After West, Rose dated rapper Wiz Khalifa, with whom she shares 7-year-old son Sebastian, followed by rapper 21 Savage. She welcomed another son, Slash, in October 2019 with boyfriend Alexander “AE” Edwards.
Scroll up and watch her full No Jumper interview via the YouTube clip above.
Jennifer Hudson Shades Nat Geo’s Aretha Franklin Project: ’If It’s Not a Film, It’s Nothing’
*Jennifer Hudson has spoken out about her Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” competing with National Geographic’s limited series on the queen of soul.
The Oscar-winning actress shared a special connection with Franklin. Before her passing in 2018, the music icon gave Hudson her blessing to play her on the big screen.
Meanwhile, Cynthia Erivo has been tapped to play Franklin in Nat Geo’s Genius: Aretha.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hudson had this to say about the two projects: “I know that Aretha was adamant that [her life] be a film. If it’s not a film, it’s nothing. I’m just honored that she picked me to play her. I mean, who can say that? And again, I would have never done it without her wishes.”
Now is the time each one of us must raise our voice. It is so important to amplify this call to action.
This is about the future we’d like to see. It’s my hope that every single person who can vote is inspired to make their voice heard! #vote
— Jennifer Hudson (@IAMJHUD) October 20, 2020
“Respect” was set for release in theaters in August 2020, but has been pushed back due to the coronavirus. It will have a limited release in the U.S. on Dec. 25, before a wide release on Jan. 15, 2021.
The film’s director Liesl Tommy previously said this of Hudson, “Jennifer may be one of the most talented people I’ve ever worked with,” she says. Adding, “we were both so humbled by the task that we just agreed that there would be no ego in the process and that Aretha would be the diva in the room at all times, not us.”
Months after filming wrapped, Hudson said this of Franklin: “I still feel like she’s in me, I really do. I just hope to meet her requests. You think you respect Aretha, but once you see the film and you learn her story, you can’t help but to have a newfound respect for her.”
Of her personal connection with Franklin, Hudson shared, “I still have the text chains, so every now and then I look back at them. The last time I spoke to her was Aug. 8, [2018,] and I can honestly say she sang until her last breath.”
Filming on National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha has been halted after a background actor tested positive for COVID-19, Deadline reports. .
Genius: Aretha is slated to debut in early 2021.
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