Republican pundit Candace Owens is being made fun of on Twitter after praising Donald Trump as an "actual feminist" because he made transphobic statements at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
If you guys are wondering what actual feminism is, it’s Donald Trump having the courage to stand up on stage and ca… https://t.co/AvQsSNX0qr— Candace Owens (@Candace Owens)1614551912.0
During former President Trump's speech, he parroted a common transphobic argument that transgender athletes "invade" women's sports, supposedly taking opportunities away from what conservatives refer to as "biological women."
Candace Owens thinks a man who is accused of raping 26 women is a feminist icon. She’s a repugnant, uneducated, gr… https://t.co/QtZcpKoK2K— Bishop Talbert Swan (@Bishop Talbert Swan)1614632415.0
The truth is the "insanity" Owens was writing about is actually a non-issue.
@RealCandaceO Candace, what's an example of a women's sport being dominated by trans women, and who are some of the… https://t.co/6eflbVplgT— Alexandra Erin (@Alexandra Erin)1614616747.0
@RealCandaceO Can anyone point out just where exactly this is happening??— Original_Schmid 🐺 (@Original_Schmid 🐺)1614554310.0
Of course, many couldn't help but point out Donald Trump has a long history of misogyny.
@Cowboy1942 @RealCandaceO It's a completely made-up problem. You can tell because only noted liars like Candace Owe… https://t.co/7RzgdEpvN8— Alexandra Erin (@Alexandra Erin)1614616805.0
@RealCandaceO conservatives have NEVER been leaders of feminist movements. Ever. And when they claim to be, it’s ne… https://t.co/47KqWNTILO— MC’cracken (@MC’cracken)1614555896.0
Former President Trump was even caught on tape bragging about assaulting women.
@RealCandaceO A feminist doesn’t grab woman by their genitals.— Marcos Monzon (@Marcos Monzon)1614552957.0
@RealCandaceO The peak of feminism lads! https://t.co/38QKJI6kcG— Raspy the Wannabe (@Raspy the Wannabe)1614614685.0
@RealCandaceO Feminism is about equality, it is not an us vs them thing— Amy Craddock (@Amy Craddock)1614552152.0
Owens generated about a million eye rolls on the internet for her statement.
@RealCandaceO This is one of those very important conservative issues that happens roughly as frequently as a good… https://t.co/XKX35FN3kD— Jared Lipof (@Jared Lipof)1614607904.0
@RealCandaceO I can think at least 26 women who may have disagreement with Former President Trump regarding his fem… https://t.co/v2NMUS0Vgf— Donald Frederick (@Donald Frederick)1614617867.0
Many of Owens' past statements have also aged badly.
@RealCandaceO Candace know about everything. https://t.co/p3V9kF0hcJ— Fred D. Thomas (@Fred D. Thomas)1614552471.0
@RealCandaceO @fartyshart Before you write about feminism you should find out what it is. You have some homework to do.— Cascadian Antifascist Collective of Artists (@Cascadian Antifascist Collective of Artists)1614553641.0
It should hardly have to be said but transphobia does not make people good feminists.