In an interview Thursday with MSNBC's Craig Melvin, conservative activist Canda Owens predicted a "major shift" of black voters away from the Democratic Party ahead of the 2020 election. The Turning Point USA communications director predicted that black men and women - not white middle-class women - will become the "most relevant vote" in the United States by 2020 because more and more African-Americans are hearing "different ideas" through digital and social media.
"There is going to be a major black exit from the Democrat Party and they are going to actually have to actually compete for their votes in 2020," Owens said.
CRAIG MELVIN, MSNBC: Are you asserting that all of a sudden there are millions of new black Donald Trump supporters that we didn’t know anything about before?
OWENS: They weren't Trump supporters to begin with, but we’re seeing a major shift happen. And black supporters are leaving the left and going over to the right. You need to pay attention to the underground movement. And look, you’re correct to say that just because a poll says something, it isn't right. The polls told us that Hillary Clinton was going to win and she didn't. I wasn’t fooled by the polls. I thought that Hillary Clinton was going to lose, in the same way that I am also saying that I believe black voters are going to exit the left completely by 2020.
She also said she is not concerned about the possibility of future Supreme Courts overturning Roe v. Wade, saying that refighting the battle over abortion rights is "typical leftist... fearmongering to get everybody all upset and up in arms."
"Even the fact we are discussing Roe v. Wade is a typical leftist tactic to get everybody upset and think that something’s going to be overturned," Owens argued. "It’s a way for left to fear monger – which is what they always do – as if somehow all of their rights are going to be violated because Donald Trump gets a Supreme Court pick."
CANDACE OWENS: I think that even the fact we are discussing Roe V. Wade is a typical leftist tactic to get people — it's fearmongering to get everybody all upset and up in arms and think that something's going to be overturned if they boycott. We shouldn't be talking about it whatsoever. We should be talking about the qualifications of the person who is going in."
CRAIG MELVIN, MSNBC: We shouldn't be having a conversation about Roe V. Wade?
OWENS: No. I think the fact that —
MELVIN: Because it's settled law?
OWENS: No, we should not be having a conversation about Roe V. Wade before the President makes a pick for SCOTUS. It's a way for left to fearmonger, which is what they always do. They want people to be scared.
Owens also appeared on 'Fox & Friends' Thursday morning: