Conservative political commentator and television host Tomi Lahren is known for her controversial opinions.
She’s compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan, expressed her frustration with African Americans and women thinking of themselves as ‘victims,’ launched a tirade on all those who planned to participate in the Women’s March, and proudly declared “feminists, you don’t speak for me and you never will.”
But in recent days, amidst Trump’s calls to restrict people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States, Lahren’s ideas have moved back into the spotlight.
Hey Meryl, you forgot some stuff last night at the #goldenglobes so let me finish it off with some “final thoughts.” And Meryl, remember, without us football & MMA loving Americans, you wouldn’t have an audience to watch your “arts.” For the full “Final Thoughts” go to my official Facebook page. #TeamTomi #merylstreep #MAGA #savage
What’s terrifying is that views like Lahren’s – as underdeveloped and tone-deaf as they are – lay the foundation for the decisions Trump is making. He too is angry and vocal about issues he isn’t well-versed on, he too doesn’t show any political complexity. He too seems to think it’s far easier to stigmatise and criticise those who are angry about injustice, than to actually tackle injustice itself.
People are struggling to channel their frustrations and describe the monumental unfairness of Trump’s immigration policies, but then someone found this:
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) October 5, 2015