The Real Reason Someone Threw a Drink at Tomi Lahren, and Why Donald Trump Defended Her
Conservative political commentator and former television host Tomi Lahren got into a heated altercation with some restaurant patrons when she went out to brunch with her parents. President Donald Trump (as well as other celebrities) have shown their support for Lahren since the incident.
1. The incident
Lahren was out to brunch with her parents at a Minneapolis restaurant when she got into a heated altercation with several of the restaurant patrons around her same age. One patron called Lahren, who once compared the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan in a since-deleted tweet, a “racist a– b—-.” When a glass of water was thrown at her, the restaurant cheered, reports People.
Next: The bouncer and Tomi have different stories.
2. She says the bouncer threw her out
When the water was thrown in Lahren’s direction, the bouncer, Jeremy Jackson, stepped in to break up the exchange.
“I said [to Lahren], ‘I’d like to separate you all if can please –’ and she responded, ‘You’re just going to kick me out for them throwing water? Unbelievable.,’ ” Jackson told The Blast. He went on to explain that he wasn’t throwing her out, but Lahren left anyway. He then escorted the woman who threw the drink out.
Next: Why Tomi thinks she really got water thrown at her
3. Why she believes the patrons made a scene
“I think that those that threw the water and were applauding and laughing about it wanted to get their 15 minutes of fame by making video of me. I think looking back, those are the people that are going to be embarrassed by their actions. I think their parents raised them better,” Lahren said on a segment of Fox & Friends.
Next: Tomi says she’s used to stuff like this happening.
4. Tomi says she’s used to behavior like this
Lahren said on Fox & Friends that people publicly acting out against her isn’t uncommon, she’s a controversial figure after all, but that it does still embarrass her.
“That’s not something that I’m not used to, but really disheartening,” she told the Fox & Friends hosts. “At the end of the day, I’m a person, too, and I do get humiliated and embarrassed just like anyone else, but I’m tough, my family’s tough, we can handle it.”
Next: Donald Trump showed his support
5. Donald Trump supports Tomi
After the incident, the president took to Twitter to show his support for Lahren.
Next: Even famous liberals stepped up to support Tomi.
6. Other celebrities have shown their support as well
Trump’s not the only person standing up for Lahren. Several famous liberals came to Lahren’s defense, even Kathy Griffin.
“I couldn’t disagree more with @TomiLahren, but I don’t think it’s cool to resort to physical actions to make your point. The first amendment is a beautiful thing – use it. ,” Griffin wrote on Twitter.
Next: Apparently, she had been rude all morning.
7. The waitstaff said Tomi was a rude patron before the incident took place
Before Lahren got into an altercation with several restaurant patrons, she was reportedly being rude to the waitstaff. “My friend told me she [Tomi] was extremely rude and had a big attitude,” said witness Devan Madison, whose friend served Lahren. Madison said that after the drink was thrown, “literally the entire restaurant started cheering.”
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