Lahren does it again
University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate Tomi Lahren’s new year is not starting out much better than 2018.
Just eight days into 2019, the Fox News contributor was described by the fact-checking website Snopes as making an accusation against U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren “in bad faith and without evidence in an attempt to smear the Massachusetts politician.”
The claim at issue, which Snopes found to be false, is that Warren has a piece of racist memorabilia—a ceramic figure of an African American child with large red lips eating a slice of watermelon—on a shelf in her kitchen. The claim was initially circulated by “users on the Internet forum 4Chan and the r/The_Donald section of Reddit,” Snopes reported. Lahren circulated the false claim further with a tweet containing photos of Warren and a sample figurine in which she wrote, “Am I seeing this correctly?” She was not.
After the claim was discredited, Lahren’s tweet was deleted, but she has been faulted on social media for not correcting it or apologizing to Warren.
During 2018, Lahren called Sen. John McCain a RINO (Republican in name only) on the same day he discontinued his medical treatment and the day before he died.
In addition, in various “news” stories and tweets, Lahren wrote that U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III is a “nasty little ginger,” “that little limp dick,” and “a helluva lot like pre-Caitlyn Bruce Jenner.”
She also threw an on-air fit when a genealogist’s research showed that one of Lahren’s ancestors from Europe still spoke German after living in the U.S. for several decades and another ancestor was tried and acquitted for forging naturalizations.
Lahren took a degree from UNLV in 2014.