[Ed. – This is seriously Newsweek’s take on what happened here?]
Donald Trump Jr. has praised right-wing activist Candace Owens for her appearance on Capitol Hill, during which she defended her comments about nationalism and Adolf Hitler.
Owens, 29, director of communications at the conservative group Turning Point USA, appeared as a witness in front of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday during a hearing on hate crimes and white nationalism.
Representative Ted Lieu, a California Democrat, played a clip of the comments made by Owens regarding Hitler in December while she was promoting her organization in London. Owens, who supports President Donald Trump, claimed Lieu took her remarks out of context and said she was offended by his use of them.
“Wow. Well done @RealCandaceO!!! Great to see someone call out the Dems on their purposeful manipulation of facts for their narrative,” tweeted Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, about a clip of Owens’ response to Lieu. “Since the media runs with anything they say and is the marketing wing of the DNC, they aren’t used to getting called out for the repeated BS.”