On Monday, the hosts of “The View” were not going to let Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren slide for the comments she made about immigration.
During a Saturday appearance on “Watter’s World, Lahren stated, “You don’t just get to 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.”
Host Whoopi Goldberg started and didn’t hold back. Goldberg asked, “When did the perception of immigrants go from people trying to find their American dream to isolated freeloaders?”
She then went on, “Because true, people have always come from other countries. They were fleeing pogroms (massacres), they were fleeing horrible things. But many of them are well educated and well versed in many things, but not necessarily in English, and when they got here, they became peddlers, or they became people that opened small stores.”
She added, “The idea they don’t know anything, and they are bringing us down, is crap. We all come from immigrants, including you, Tomi Lahren — you come from immigrants, as well. I don’t know your family, and I don’t know Mr. Kelly’s family, and I can tell you, folks came, and no, they didn’t necessarily speak English. They came and they learned, and maybe you don’t have a grandma twice, a great-grandma to remember.”
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Then, host Joy Behar chimed in, “She talks about low skills — what exactly are her skills? Does anybody know?” Behar’s jab at Lahren had the crowd erupting into cheers.
Host Sunny Hostin then pointed to a tweet from a genealogist who looked into Lahren’s history.
Except the 1930 census says Tomi's 3x great-grandmother had been here for 41 years and still spoke German.
Her 2nd great-grandmother had been here for 10 yrs. Spoke no English.
— Jennifer Mendelsohn (@CleverTitleTK) May 13, 2018
Hostin noted, “She is certainly not a historian. What’s interesting is someone did do some research on Tomi Lahren’s family and I have it in front of me. Her second great-grandmother had been here for 10 years and yet spoke no English –oh my gosh. Her great-grandfather’s (1895) baptism, recorded only in Norwegian because they didn’t speak any English.”
Hostin continued, “Tomi’s three times great-grandmother had been here for 41 years and still spoke German. She didn’t speak English either. She doesn’t even know her own history. She certainly doesn’t know this country’s history. What happened to, ‘Give me your tired and your poor and your weak and we’ll welcome you with open arms?’”
Host Sara Haines also chimed in saying, “Two things that jump out at me is there is a contradiction of argument. Either they are stealing American jobs or they are uneducated. You can’t have both arguments.”
You can watch the full segment below:
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