Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren is setting her sights on Michelle Obama, telling her to “sit down” in a Twitter post responding to the former First Lady who praised her husband Barack Obama for being a “great president.”
“Michelle Obama said we ‘had’ a great president. By what measure? Not in economic growth. Not in border enforcement. Not in strength on the world stage. Sit down, Michelle,” Lahren tweeted this Monday.
Michelle Obama said we “had” a great president. By what measure? Not in economic growth. Not in border enforcement. Not in strength on the world stage. Sit down, Michelle.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 24, 2018
Lahren was responding to a speech Michelle Obama gave during the When We All Vote rally in Las Vegas.
“Here’s what we have to do,” Obama said at the rally. “If we want qualified people that we trust, then people have to vote. Because you can’t vote some of the time and then sit out.”
“You know, we saw that happen. We experienced that. But we had a great president,” she said, referring to her husband.
“But every couple years folks sat out and said ‘well, I did my part, I voted once, I’m done, I’m out,’ ” she added. “And I’m just telling you that democracy doesn’t work that way.”
Lahren’s attack on Michell Obama comes on the heels of her recent attack against another former First Lady, Hillary Clinton. Lahren fired back at Clinton for her prediction that President Trump will carry out “wholesale firings” of administration officials after the midterm elections.
During an interview with Rachel Maddow on Tuesday, Clinton called on Americans to “check and reject” Trump’s “authoritarian tendencies” at the ballot box and warned that if the Trump administration is “left unchecked,”the country would suffer as a result.
“If we ignore the importance of this midterm election … I think you will see even more of the dismantling of our institutions with very dire effects,” Clinton said.
During an appearance on Fox & Friends last Wednesday, Lahren said that every time Clinton speaks, it only helps Republicans.
“They couldn’t pick a worse messenger than Hillary Clinton. I don’t know why the Democrats can’t understand that,” Lahren said.
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