Conservative commentator Tomi Lauren defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE in a tweet Friday after Trump reportedly called Haiti and African countries “shithole countries.”
“If they aren’t shithole countries, why don’t their citizens stay there?” Lahren tweeted. “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
In with lawmakers, Trump reportedly referred to immigrants from Haiti and African countries as coming from “shithole countries,” according to the Washington Post, and said the U.S. should bring in more immigrants from countries like Norway.
Lahren joined several other conservative media personalities defending Trump for the remark.
Fox News host Jesse Watters argued that the ” forgotten men and women ” who make up Trump’s base would approve of the comment, and Tucker Carlson Trump’s remark was being treated as a “major event” because Trump swears “all the time.”
Social media users slammed Lahren for her defense of Trump.
Ethnocentrism. Noun. Viewing other cultures through your own perspective.#ShitholeCountries #Haitihttps://t.co/5wtdCfrb8G https://t.co/yz2ntwsS1L
– Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) 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
In a series of tweets Friday, Trump saying “anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country” and that while he used “tough language” in the meeting with lawmakers, “this was not the language used.”