Tomi Lahren, 22, a conservative anchor with One America News Network, saw her rant against President Obama go viral after she slammed the White House leader for his failures on ISIS and seeming shoulder shrug at the death of four Marines and a Navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Her comments, made several days ago, have nevertheless been viewed almost one million times. And on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, she explained her vent as due to frustration with the Obama administration for what she perceives as its failure to treat veterans with respect, and to properly provide for the security of the nation.
She also said she hails from a family of Marines.
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On the OANN broadcast, Lahren said: “Radical Islam is becoming the rule, not the exception. … I care that this SOB killed four of our United States Marines and I care that our commander in chief is more concerned with Muslim sensitivity than the honor and sacrifice made by these Marines.”
She also derided Obama’s “half-way, half-baked, tip-toe, be-friendly-to-Jihadis mentality” and called for stronger American leadership.
Lahren, who’s from Rapid City, South Dakota, said on Fox News those of her age believed similarly – that Obama wasn’t being respectful to veterans or to the country – but that it was her video that’s gone viral because she has the platform to speak.
On the man who killed the Marines and injured three others, she said in the broadcast: “Do I care that he seemed like an all-American young man? Do I care that he was good at mixed martial arts or a smart quiet guy? Do I care that his high school friends would not classify him as ‘overly religious?’ No, I don’t give a flying you-know-what about any of that. … Let’s show [the terrorists] what the United States of America looks like up close and personal. Show them what they’re messing with. Put the fear of God in their desert, because clearly our lack of strategy isn’t working.”
Twitter responded with applause at her comments.
“Thank you @TomiLahren for finally saying what needed to be said.”
And another, the Daily Mail reported: “I have mad respect for what you said. We need more people to step up and pray for our country.”