“Stop defending these racists,” conservative commentator and Blexit leader Candice Owens urged on Twitter Monday, referring to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Squad” of far-left Democrat congresswomen.
Owens was replying to a tweet by President Donald Trump declaring The Squad “a very racist group of troublemakers.” In voicing her agreement with Trump, Owens pointed to a racial slur about Trump advisor KellyAnne Conway made by The Squad’s Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.):
“This is 100% truth. The media ignored @AyannaPressley referring to KellyAnne Conway as “Becky”—a RACIST perjorative.
“They’ve ignored @AOC’s multiple RACIST attacks on ANY white person that questions her.
@IlhanMN openly HATES Jewish people.
“Stop defending these RACISTS!”
On July 9, Pressley referred to Conway as “Becky,” a slur of white women, NewsWeek reports:
The term "Becky," used to disparage so-called "basic" white women, gained national notoriety in the 1992 hip-hop classic "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot. Two white women can be heard saying, "Oh, my, God Becky, look at her butt/ It is so big, she looks like/ One of those rap guys' girlfriends," at the outset of the iconic song.
Owens post was made in reply to the following post by Pres. Trump criticizing The Squad’s racism and opposition to border security:
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border...And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!
Owens’ “Blexit” movement seeks to introduce conservative values to urban society.