Conservative talk host Tomi Lahren is upset at a genealogist who recently exposed her immigrant ancestors.
Lahren issued a lengthy rant Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends in response to a genealogist who revealed the anti-immigrant Fox News contributor is a descendant from non-English-speaking U.S. immigrants. Genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn took to Twitter over the weekend where she pointed out the hypocrisy of Lahren’s anti-immigration views when considering that her ancestors immigrated to the United States from Norway and Germany.
“There is a woman over the weekend who took it upon herself to research my family history in hopes of digging up some kind of a ‘gotcha’ moment, a ‘gotcha’ angle to validate illegal immigration and open borders, and what she found was really shocking, guys,” Lahren told the hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday morning.
“She found that my family who came here in the 1800s from Norway and Germany, that they spoke Norwegian and German.”
“Really what she did is prove that my family came here legally, but what she was hoping to do was try to call me a hypocrite for believing in merit-based immigration. She failed miserably.”
“This really isn’t what she calls ‘Resistance Genealogy’, it’s just another indication of ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome,’ ” Lahren said while referring to what Urban Dictionary has humorously defined as “the latest attempt by the alt-right to demonize anybody who thinks that maybe putting a reality TV star who’s declared bankruptcy six times in charge of the country might not have been the best idea.”
“I really am happy though that she has such a fascination with my family history though, and I’m hoping that she will taken on Elizabeth Warren’s next,” the 25-year-old host said in refernece to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren who has allegedly lied about her Native American heritage.
Lahren then took to Twitter to accuse Mendelsohn of “stalking” her family.
Lahren’s angry Fox & Friends rant comes after Mendelsohn revealed parts of Lahren’s immigrant family history as part of her Twitter project Resistance Genealogy.
“I need Tomi, in her own words, to explain just how she thinks she got here. I’ll wait,” Mendelsohn tweeted on Saturday.
This comes after Lahren issued some harsh criticism of immigrants on Fox News on Saturday.
“You don’t just 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,” Lahren told Fox News host Jesse Watters on his show Watters World Saturday night. “That’s not what this country is based on.” But as Mendelsohn pointed out, some of Lahren’s own immigrant ancestors had lived in the United States for a decade or longer and still spoke their native language.
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
“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,” Mendelsohn tweeted, also including the documentation. “Her great-grandfather’s 1895 baptism from MN? Recorded in Norwegian.”
Looks like Lahren got her card pulled. Take a look at Tommie Lahren below.