Candace Owens’s critical views of Israel have marked her out from much of the American Right, not least from her Daily Wire colleague Ben Shapiro, with whom she rowed in the autumn over moral conduct in the Gaza war. Now her views appear to have entered Kanye West territory, as she used the most recent episode of her regular Daily Wire show to argue that there is a Jewish “gang” in Hollywood which is doing “horrific things” to those it opposes.

Owens compared this supposed Jewish cabal with violent gangs, saying, “Imagine if the Bloods and the Crips were doing horrific things — murdering people, controlling people with blackmail — and then every time a person spoke out about it, the Bloods and the Crips would call those people racist.”

The conservative commentator added that she had many Jewish friends, and was restricting her criticism to a “very small ring of specific people who are using the fact that they are Jewish to shield themselves from any criticism”. Maybe Candace has been spending a bit too much time with Kanye.