Conservative anchor Tomi Lahren is once again under fire for her comments made about the shooting of police in Dallas, Texas. Lahren blamed President Barack Obama and two black attorney generals for inciting the violence in Dallas that led to the deaths of five police officers while wounding seven more.
Heatstreet reported that Lahren is doubling down on her controversial comments about race relations. Previously, Lahren compared the Black Lives Matter Movement to the Ku Klux Klan. Lahren is a host for a daily segment on The Blaze called Final Thoughts. In her segment, she blamed Barack Obama, current AG Loretta Lynch, and former AG Eric Holder for the increasing racial tensions in the U.S.
“Almost eight years in office and two black attorney generals as head of the Justice Department, and where are we today?” Lahren asked. “We are more divided now than ever before.”
— Toni Montana (@Toni_M0ntana) July 13, 2016
After she issued her opinions, a petition drive began that gathered 50,000 people calling for firing Tomi Lahren from her position at The Blaze. Lahren, 23, gave a history lesson on race relations in America. She alluded to Barack Obama’s speech he gave in Dallas at the memorial service, and she denounced the rush to blame white police officers for the escalating tensions.
Lahren said that the president was wrong to say that a troubled mind was what led Micah Johnson to shoot and kill the police officers, and she believed that the real issue was that the Black Lives Matter movement had spurred the violence with its anti-cop and anti-white rhetoric.
So if Toni lahren still backs her opinion and believes it is to be considered true, why did she delete the tweet?? pic.twitter.com/kobaPO6eTY
— Khadija (@_Khadija_kane) July 11, 2016
Raw Story called Tomi Lahren a conservative ranter and reported that Lahren blamed Obama and the two attorney generals for inciting what she called the “Dallas Demon.” Lahren labeled the Black Lives Matter movement the new KKK. She also stated that President Barack Obama is not a leader but instead an instigator and then gave her take on the history of racism as it relates to policing.
“Before Obama took office these problems existed. Minority communities didn’t trust officers, and officers dealt with that distrust and the violence came with it. Well here we are. Here we sit, eight years later, and it’s worse. Everything is reduced to race, everything!”
— UPROXX (@UPROXX) March 14, 2016
Lahren labeled Dallas shooter Micah Johnson the “Dallas Demon” after pointing out that he had said he wanted to kill white people before shooting five Dallas police officers to death. Alicia Garza, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter, said that the movement had never called for violence.
“Black Lives Matter has never, ever called for the murder of police officers. What we have said over and over again is that it is time in this country for policing to be accountable, transparent and responsible. That’s not rhetoric. That is what communities in the United States want to see from the people who protect and serve them.”
Rise News reported that over 50,000 people have called for the removal of Tomi Lahren after she made the comments. Over 53,000 people have signed a petition on Change.org to have Lahren removed because they said that she was often lazy and wrong in her reporting. The Blaze Network belongs to conservative talk show host Glenn Beck. The petition was created by a man by the name of Cameron Tendaji, and it appears to be gaining traction on social media.
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