Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren could not get enough footage of migrant children being hit with tear gas fired by Border Patrol agents at the US-Mexico border.
Lahren made the comments in response to a tweet from actress Alyssa Milano, who called President Donald Trump “evil” for tear gassing women and children over Thanksgiving weekend.
“Bum-rushing the border is a CHOICE and has consequences. Watching the USA FINALLY defend our borders was the HIGHLIGHT of my Thanksgiving weekend,” Lahren wrote.
“Kids are getting caught up in the tear gas and these pearl-clutching liberals blame troops and border patrol? Um what about the parents rushing the border with their children??!! Not exactly parents of the year!” she later added.
After comedian Kathy Griffin called Lahren’s comments “deplorable,” Lahren replied, “How about the so-called “refugees” attacking our border patrol agents and troops? Or are you going to conveniently ignore that? Best way to go completely untouched by U.S. authorities is to NOT RUSH THE BORDER!”
Tomi gets new Fox News gig:
Fox News announced it will launch Fox Nation, a digital streaming platform that will feature Lahren.
“I joined the Fox family primarily to be a part of this new project,” said Lahren, 26. “That is why I am so passionate about it. I was one of the first-- if not the first -- people to get on board and have been working toward this big launch for quite a while. We wanted to put the time and energy into getting this right.”
“I go for the jugular because I am sick and tired of liberals being given a pass to say whatever they want while conservatives sit back and play dead,” she added. “I will never play dead. I will also never say anything I don’t mean.”
Lahren’s comments slammed:
“Imagine how miserable you have to be to say that watching kids being tear-gassed at the U.S. border was the ‘highlight’ of your Thanksgiving and then multiply that by a heart and soul uglier than 10,000 assholes and you'll have an idea of how horrible it must be to be Tomi Lahren,” wrote actor James Morrison.
“The irony of celebrating the mistreatment of refugees on Thanksgiving, a holiday celebrating the benevolence of the indigenous people that saved the refugees who fled persecution in Europe,” added another Twitter user. “You’re so ignorant, it’s painful.”