CONSERVATIVE commentator Candace Owens suggested that she might run as Donald Trump's "successor" in the 2024 election.
Owens made the comments in response to a tweet poking fun at her career from boxer Devon Alexander.
Alexander shared a tweet from Owens where she claimed that Joe Biden is "not the president-elect," despite the latest projections giving Biden 306 electoral votes to Trump's 232.
"What's going to happen to this one after Trump is out of office," Alexander wrote in response to Owens' tweet, along with a series of laughing emojis.
"2024 is a long way off… Maybe I’ll run as his successor," Owens responded.
Owens, 31, has received both flack and praise for becoming vocally pro-Trump in recent years.
The author of Blackout even launched a "Blexit" movement in 2018 to encourage African Americans (and other minority groups) to leave the Democratic party and register as Republicans.
In addition to her pro-Trump rhetoric, Owens also accused former President Barack Obama of "hating America" in a recent appearance on Fox News.
Owens was responding to an excerpt from Obama's upcoming memoir, A Promised Land, where he says his presidency "triggered a deep-seated panic" in the Republican party – which eventually led to the rise of Trump.
"It was as if my very presence in the White House had triggered a deep-seated panic, a sense that the natural order had been disrupted," Obama wrote in the memoir, due out November 17.
"Which is exactly what Donald Trump understood when he started peddling assertions that I had not been born in the United States and thus an illegitimate president."
"For millions of Americans spooked by a black man in the White House, he promised an elixir for their racial anxiety."
Owens said that Obama's claims of racism in the US are "despicable."
"This is a man who ran on the American dream. Everyone remembers where they were the night Barack Obama won," she said.
"There was a kinetic energy on the ground. It felt like we finally had arrived at a place in this country where we could put the past on the past.
"He ran on that image. He didn't run on race, he didn't run on denigrating half of Americans.
"He is the first president to have ever sat in the White House and come out of the White House hating America and that is what I believe about Barack Obama today."
Owens has also been a vocal critic of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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