Social media users tore into Republican commentator Tomi Lahren on Friday after she defended President Trump in a tweet Friday for reportedly calling Haiti, El Salvador and certain African nations “shithole countries.”
During a bipartisan immigration meeting on Thursday, Trump reportedly asked the room why the U.S. let in so many immigrants from “shithole countries,” saying more should be brought in from countries like Norway.
The longtime advocate for the president joined several other conservative media personalities defending Trump for the remark, tweeting: “If they aren’t shithole countries, why don’t their citizens stay there? Let’s be honest. Call it like it is.”
If they aren’t shithole countries, why don’t their citizens stay there? Let’s be honest. Call it like it is.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) January 12, 2018
“All these leftist pearl clutchers are so upset President Trump referred to some ‘shithole’ countries while they’ve spent the last 2 years+ telling us the USA is a shithole country not worth standing for. Please. Get over yourselves,” the Fox News contributor said in a follow-up tweet.
Social media users ripped Lahren:
Countries don’t immigrate, people do. The quality of a person isn’t determined by their surroundings. The point is that he complained that we are getting black and brown immigrants, not white ones. That makes him a racist, and that’s a bad thing to be. Call it like it is. https://t.co/CD0811ISe4
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) January 12, 2018
Why do you live/work in California/NYC instead of your native South Dakota? https://t.co/i6dO4Cdxry
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) January 12, 2018
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) January 12, 2018
Hey Tomi, Washington Post shithole bureau chief here. Love your foreign affairs reporting. Did you know there are 8.7 million Americans living overseas? Can’t imagine why they would leave home. https://t.co/Vazd6Ts3Pe
— Kevin Sieff (@ksieff) January 12, 2018
Retweet this to remind Tammy that Flint, Michigan still doesn't have clean water. https://t.co/zNa3P7jy5l
— Black Aziz Anansi (@Freeyourmindkid) January 12, 2018
If Fox News isn't a shithole entertainment channel, then why are they banned in the UK for literal "fake news"? https://t.co/VMvLL4sbc4
— William “Deep State” LeGate (@williamlegate) January 12, 2018
According to US Census records, Tomi, every year 2900 people leave your home state of South Dakota to move to California and only 1300 move the other way.
By your own logic… you are from a shithole state. Should we keep you there?https://t.co/Fe4DeayqmB
— Donald J Orwell (@DonaldJOrwell) January 12, 2018