After going on “Fox and Friends” to discuss getting water thrown on her by a heckler last weekend, Tomi Lahren is detailing the account again to another network show.
The Fox News correspondent addressed the incident on “Hannity” Wednesday, May 23. The conservative commentator had been at brunch with her parents in Minnesota when she was splashed with water and called a “racist ass b—-.”
“This is over the top beyond the pale,” host Sean Hannity asserts.
He noted comedian Kathy Griffin and President Donald Trump tweeted in defense of Lahren.
Griffin said even though she “couldn’t disagree more” with Lahren, she doesn’t “think it’s cool to resort to physical actions to make your point.”
I couldn’t disagree more with @TomiLahren, but I don’t think it’s cool to resort to physical actions to make your point.
The first amendment is a beautiful thing – use it. https://t.co/Yx8obh0aH0
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 23, 2018
Avid “Fox and Friends” watcher Trump said, “Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman!”
Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018
Lahren herself described the situation as “humiliating.”
“Of course it was humiliating,” Lahren says. “I think people forget I’m a real person at the end of the day and these things embarrass and humiliate me, and especially for my family, I didn’t want them to have to be a part of this. It’s something I have kind of grown used to, but it’s not something I want to subject them to.”
Lahren added that she has a following of young women and hopes that conservative young women, in particular, will be inspired by the way she handled things.
“This isn’t the first time something like this has happened,” Lahren says. “It’s not even the first time something has physically happened to me. I usually choose to ignore it. I would have actually ignored this too if the video hadn’t leaked. The sad part about this is, Sean, is that this girl was proud of what she did, she was bragging about what she did, she wanted to get it on video. That’s also a reality of the world we live in today, that girls like this will do things like this to be social media famous. They’ll even be ugly and disgusting and trashy to be social media famous. I don’t know why it’s worth it to them.”
In response to her statements, many weren’t very sympathetic.
“Then stop being a lying, nasty person,” someone else said.
“You’re supposed to be embarrassed and humiliated,” another posted “You’re trash and you’re a national embarrassment. If a little water is too much for you to handle perhaps stop saying inflammatory s— constantly. I also call bs on the large young female following. No.”
Meanwhile, the woman responsible for throwing the drink on Lahren has been banned from the eatery, according to The Blast.’
“In the event of inappropriate or disruptive behavior, it is our policy to ask a guest to leave or, if needed, escort them out,” a Union Restaurant spokesperson told the website. “During our Sunday brunch on May 20th, we did immediately escort a diner, who threw water, and her group off property as we do not and will not tolerate any bad behavior.”