Candace Owens Claims Trump’s Popular With The Youth Generation Because He’s ‘Punk Rock’

Candace Owens Claims Trump’s Popular With The Youth Generation Because He’s ‘Punk Rock’

There is delusional spin, and then there’s what Candace Owens did this weekend on Fox News.

Appearing on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s year-end broadcast, the Turning Point USA communications director and wannabe conservative media star dismissed empirical evidence that the vast majority of young Americans dislike President Donald Trump by claiming that Trump’s anti-establishment stance appeals to them.

“69 percent of people aged 15 to 26 disapprove of President Trump’s performance as a president,” Pirro stated in literal disbelief during a panel segment on the youth vote. “Wait a minute. Isn’t the economy doing great now? Or is it not?”

Owens brushed off the numbers by noting that they “don’t pay attention to much to the polls” because the polls also said that Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 presidential election. (It should be noted that Clinton won the popular vote by three million and 55 percent of voters aged 18-29 chose her.)

“But this president, in particular, will appeal more to the youth generation,” the one-time Kanye West friend said. “Something about him feels punk rock and rebellious. He’s rebelling against the establishment and the mainstream media.”

She concluded, “It’s something we identify with. When you are younger you are in a more rebellious stage.”

OK then. Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, more than two-thirds of 18-29 voters chose Democratic candidates during this year’s midterms, compared to just 32 percent for Republicans.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.