Tomi Lahren is over the moon about the national address on border security President Donald Trump gave last night. The president lifted a line of his speech from a Fox News interview Lahren gave last year, and she wants everyone to know it.
“Something @realDonaldTrump said in his #OvalOfficeAddress tonight sounded familiar,” she wrote, referencing when she told the network that people lock their doors ‘not because you hate the people outside. It’s because you love the people inside.'”
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 9, 2019
Indeed, the president, justifying his proposed border wall on our nation’s southern border, said the same thing last night.
“Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences and gates around their homes?” he said. “They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 9, 2019
To hear Lahren tell it, this was an honor. But the response was not quite what she had hoped.
When I lock the doors of my house in real life, I’m trying to keep out Americans who commit (what?) over 95% of the crimes. Keeping with your analogy, while we’re terrified of people outside the house, it’s the people already inside that we need to watch out for.
— James N. Jumper (@JamesJumper) January 9, 2019
In fairness to the President, takes a lot of his cues from blonde conservatives he sees on Fox News
— David Radcliff (@DavidRadcliff) January 9, 2019
And then there’s this point: Crossing a border is classified as a misdemeanor. However, there is no way to seek asylum––a perfectly legal right––without breaking the law and crossing the border in the first place.
My house is not a port of entry. Legally people can present themselves and ask for asylum.
— Adriana RM (@etcpolitics) January 9, 2019
Many have criticized the president’s address as one based on lies and racism.