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Right-wing activist and pro-Trump provocateur Candace Owens announced she is leaving Turning Point USA, a conservative student activism group.
Her departure comes after some chapters of the group called for her to resign following the revelation she had suggested the main problem with Adolf Hitler was that "he wanted to globalize," saying "if Hitler just wanted to make Germany great and have things run well, OK, fine." She also attracted criticism for her rhetoric about the #MeToo movement and the murder of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts by an illegal immigrant.
She said via Instagram, "I am both excited and sad to announce that I will be officially moving on from my role as Communications Director for Turning Point USA." Owens wrote: "Charlie [Kirk] and I never could have predicted how big things would get since that day I was sprinting around a conference in Palm Beach trying to get anyone to give me a chance. We couldn’t have predicted the Kanye tweet. We couldn’t have predicted our breakfast with Antifa. And we definitely couldn’t have predicted Ted Lieu. And yet, here we are."
Owens, 30, said because she was busy with her Prager University podcast and a forthcoming book, she no longer felt she could "be a dedicated communications director to an organization that is rightfully growing rapidly."
Thank you @RealCandaceO for your incredible talent, courage and leadership! You’ll always have a home at @TPUSA! https://t.co/Ww7WWm0VQI
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