August 23, 2018
Prominent conservative commentator Candace Owens tweeted Thursday morning that the media were attempting a “public lynching” of fellow black conservative Paris Dennard because he had proven an effective advocate for President Donald Trump.
Two days ago, @PARISDENNARD , a black Trump supporter, was praised by the president. Today, he is trending across the media as he was just fired from @CNN  for sexual assault allegations from 2014.
Black Trump supporters, PAY ATTENTION. This is a public lynching—first of many. https://t.co/p07E59Ss99 
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) August 23, 2018 
Last Friday, Dennard debated fellow CNN contributor Philip Mudd, a Trump critic, over the issue of the president’s revocation of former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance. When Dennard correctly  pointed out that former officials with security clearance could use it to obtain more lucrative jobs with private government contractors, Mudd lost his temper and told Dennard to “get out.”
Dennard’s performance thrilled Trump supporters and earned praise from the president on Monday.
On Wednesday evening, the Washington Post‘s Aaron Davis published a story  revealing that Dennard had been dismissed in 2015 from a previous job at Arizona State University “for making sexually explicit comments and gestures” toward two women. The accusations covered events in 2013 and 2014, and were described in a sealed report — along with Dennard’s denials and defenses.
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