Candace Owens claims George Floyd died of drug overdose and blames Dems for 'black people rioting and looting'

CANDACE Owens claims that George Floyd died of a drug overdose and blames the Democrats for "black people rioting and looting".

The conservative commentator and political activist also slammed prosecutors in the Derek Chauvin's murder trial for being "sick and twisted".

Owens tweeted today: "Prosecutors knew for a long time that George Floyd died from a drug overdose.

"But they wanted black people rioting and looting across the country because Democrats plantation supervisors saw political opportunity in the unrest.

"Sick and twisted."

Days ago, Owens claimed that Democrats represent black America "like plantation owners represented slaves."

Owens made the explosive statement during an interview where she compared critical race theory to 19th-century slave codes and blasted Joe Biden's border policies as "pure evil".

While speaking on "Life, Liberty & Levin," Owens raged: "I feel that the Democrat Party represents black America like plantation owners represented slaves.

"The irony here being is that the Democrats were the slave owners [in the 1800s]."

Her comments come after Biden lambasted a new Georgia state election law as "Jim Crow in the 21st Century" and publicly condemned the state's controversial changes to local election policies.

She said: "These were the slave-masters, and they understand the system better than anybody else because they wrote it. It is it is the fabric of the Democrat Party.

"What better way to ensure that than to pretend that you're educating black Americans, but instead you're filling our minds with absolute filth, making us see the world in black and white?

"And it makes me so angry that they are still doing this."

Her tweet about the Floyd case and prosecutors coincide with widespread rioting and looting in Minneapolis after police shot dead a black man 10 miles from where George Floyd was killed.

Daunte Wright, 20, was killed by a Brooklyn Center police officer shortly before 2pm yesterday during a routine traffic stop.

Wright’s sobbing mother Katie told a crowd he called her to say he had been pulled over by police because of air freshener that was dangling from his rear view mirror.

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officers tell her son to put his phone down, and then one of the officers ended the call.

Soon after, her son's girlfriend told her he had been shot.

Owens' tweet also comes as the defense in the Chauvin case looks to try and prove that Floyd died from drug use and heart disease rather than any actions taken by the cop, 45.

The George Floyd trial has entered its third week, with the prosecution close to wrapping up its case before the defense gives its side.

Prosecutors built their case on witness accounts, with experts condemning Chauvin's use of a neck restraint, and medical authorities attributing Floyd's death to a lack of oxygen.

When testimony resumed Monday morning, Dr Jonathan Rich, a cardiology expert from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, said that Floyd died of low oxygen levels from the way he was held down by police.

He rejected defense theories that Floyd died of a drug overdose or a heart condition.

Floyd had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system and had high blood pressure and narrowing of the heart arteries, according to previous testimony.

He told police officers that he "ate too many drugs" as they pinned him to the ground, the ex-cop defense team argued during his murder trial.

Defense attorney Eric Nelson twice presented a clip from the body cam footage of Floyd's May 25 arrest outside a Cup Foods store in Minneapolis, asking witnesses what they heard.

Nelson has insisted that fentanyl and methamphetamine found in Floyd's system during his autopsy could have been cause of death.

The clip shows 46-year-old Floyd handcuffed on the ground and lying on his stomach as he called out that he couldn't breath.

Bystanders had by this point begun to interact with the officers involved, and their shouts and cop responses makes the audio of the clip chaotic.

Chauvin is charged with murder and manslaughter in Floyd's May 25 death. Police had been called to a neighborhood market where Floyd was accused of trying to pass a counterfeit bill.

Prosecutors say Chauvin had his knee on Floyd's neck as the 46-year-old Black man lay pinned to the pavement for nine-and-a-half minutes.

Bystander video of Floyd crying "I can't breathe!" until he finally went limp sparked protests and scattered violence in Minneapolis and around the US.

Chauvin's attorney is expected to call his own medical experts to make the case that it was not the officer's knee that killed Floyd. The defense has not said whether Chauvin will testify.

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