This Monday, President Trump denied that border patrol agents exposed children to tear gas on the U.S.-Mexico border, despite numerous press accounts and images showing women and children caught in the cross fire as agents lobbed tear gas at migrants running towards the border this Sunday.
But Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren isn’t denying that account. In fact, it made her Thanksgiving weekend all the better according to a tweet she fired off this Sunday.
Lahren’s comments came as she highlighted a tweet from actress and progressive voice Alyssa Milano, who responded to Trump by calling him out on the Border Patrol’s actions.
“You tear-gassed women and children, asswipe!” Milano tweeted. “And on Thanksgiving weekend, you piece of shit, asshole, motherfucking, evil-creature-person!!”
Lahren made sure to point out that border agents lobbing tear gas at desperate migrants were an example of the U.S. “finally” defending the border.
“Bum-rushing the border is a CHOICE and has consequences,” Lahren tweeted. “Watching the USA FINALLY defend our borders was the HIGHLIGHT of my Thanksgiving weekend.”
Unsurprisingly, Lahren’s tweet sparked a huge backlash in the comment thread:
I’m an atheist and god just threw up in my mouth because of you.
— romy reiner (@romyreiner) November 26, 2018
It is so god damn easy to say this as someone to be privileged enough to have been born here. You call yourself a Christian and yet you mock others less fortunate as you. I cannot wait until you are nothing but a footnote and all you have left to be remembered by is your bigotry.
— Daniel Herman (@Danherman91) November 26, 2018
The highlight of your weekend was images of small children absolutely terrified and being fired at with tear gas?? You are truly a vile excuse for a human being. No compassion or empathy. You certainly are not a Christian and this post makes me wonder if you even have a soul.
— Glenn (@glennjonesaz) November 26, 2018
Ironic that you would say this during Thanksgiving weekend…a holiday celebrated because of white people “bum-rushing” America. Good thing the Native Americans didn’t have tear gas back then right?!?
— Short Round (@adamcduran) November 26, 2018
Back at the White House, President Trump said that border agents had to resort to using tear gas “because they were being rushed by some very tough people.”
“Here’s the bottom line, nobody’s coming into our country unless they’re coming legally,” he added.
“Is it okay to use tear gas on children?” a reporter asked.
Trump responded, “We didn’t. We don’t use it on children.”
But as news reports show, women and children were among those who were exposed.
“DHS [Department of Homeland Security] will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security and public safety reasons,” Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said. “We will also seek to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our front-line operators, or violates our nation’s sovereignty.”