Tomi Lahren is a frequent critic of black people, liberals, Beyoncé, dogs, and of course, immigrants. But as Daily Dot notes, German journalist and genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn revealed via Twitter that Lahren may have more in common with said immigrants than she would like to think.
In support of the harsh, and horrible anti-immigrant moves recently made by the Trump administration, Lahren went on a rant about how people who don’t speak English or have money shouldn’t be allowed into the country. “You don’t just come into this country with low skills, low education, not understanding the language and come into our country because someone says it makes them feel nice. That’s not what this country is based on,” she said on Fox News.
In response, Mendelsohn dug up some serious dirt on Lahren’s own family tree, revealing that she herself is the descendant of people who immigrated to the U.S. without speaking English. Lahren’s great-great-great-grandmother lived in the U.S. for 41 years only speaking German, and her great-great-grandmother didn’t speak English after living in the U.S. for a decade. Her great grandfather also had his baptism recorded in Norwegian.
Imagine if Lahren’s ancestors were never allowed into the country because they didn’t speak English. The Fox News host would have never amassed a huge following, a $3 million net worth, and the opportunity to treat immigrants as subhuman.
“This is not about playing gotcha,” Mendelsohn wrote after sharing her findings. “But as long as people like Lahren continue to push a specious agenda that suggests today’s immigrants are somehow wholly different from previous ones, I’ll keep showing just how alike they really are.”
Just some food for thought, Tomi.