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Newsline: Candace Owens Doubles Down on Tweet Promoted by Russia’s U.S. Embassy

Conservative commentator Candace Owens is not backing down after one of her tweets criticizing the treatment of Russian citizens received support from the Russian embassy in the United States. Last week, Owens posted on Twitter that she found the treatment Russian citizens in the United States and around the world are receiving is “appalling.” It was a message that was amplified and retweeted by two official Russian embassy accounts. On Monday, Owens said she stood by those words, doubling down on her earlier message. She went on to compare the treatment of Russian citizens abroad to that of Japanese-American citizens during WWII. “That our leaders and government institutions are allowing for—and at times calling for this discrimination following their global ‘black lives matter’ hysteria is quite telling. Russian lives matter.” she wrote in her initial tweet. Soon after Owens posted her thoughts, the official Twitter accounts for the Russian Embassy in the United States and the Russian Embassy in Canada amplified Owens’ message by retweeting it. (https://www.newsweek.com/candace-owens-doubles-down-tweet-promoted-russias-us-embassy-1687718) On Monday, Owens was unapologetic and drew a comparison to how the U.S. put citizens of Japanese descent into internment camps during World War II.

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