On Tuesday, appearing on Fox News with Tucker Carlson, Candace Owens blasted the news that U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had authorized U.S. embassies to fly Black Lives Matter (BLM) flags and banners to mark the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death, saying, “The U.S. embassies are celebrating black death.”
“The U.S. State Department cable gives chiefs of missions, who head U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide, ‘blanket is written authorization’ to display BLM flags and banners as ‘appropriate in light of local conditions.’ It stresses the directive is an ‘authorization, not a requirement,’” Foreign Policy reported.
Carlson asked Owens, “What’s the message of this? U.S. embassies flying the Black Lives Matter flag?”
“The U.S. embassies are celebrating black death,” Owens charged. “The consequence of the Black Lives Matter movement — and I cringe when people call it Black Lives Matter protests, because, you know what, Tucker, it is Black Lives Matter riots. The cities burned for six weeks straight following the death of George Floyd. Black neighborhoods were rioted, they were looted and it led to more black death. Way more black Americans died during the Black Lives Matter riots than the one black American that was killed by a police officer that allegedly started this entire spree.”
“And it really makes you ask questions: Why is America promoting this so much? Why is America promoting Black Lives Matter, which is a corporation, right?” she continued. “So think of it as a corporation. Black Lives Matter raises money, and it’s dark money, Tucker, because nobody knows where the money goes. So why would the U.S. government stand behind that? Where’s the due diligence here?”