On Monday, Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren took to Twitter to attack former first lady Michelle Obama after Obama gave a speech in Las Vegas. During her speech, the former first lady praised her husband.”
Lahren expressed her disapproval on Twitter. Apparently, she believes Michelle, like other prominent black Americans, should sit down and shut up.
Lahren took to Twitter to send Michelle Obama her message. She tweeted saying, “Michelle Obama said we ‘had’ a great president. By what measure? Not in economic growth. Not in border enforcement. Not in strength on the world stage. Sit down, Michelle.”
Michelle Obama said we “had” a great president. By what measure? Not in economic growth. Not in border enforcement. Not in strength on the world stage. Sit down, Michelle.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) September 24, 2018
On Tuesday, Lahren renewed her attack on Michelle Obama. Appearing on the president’s favorite morning show, Fox News’ show Fox & Friends, Lahren went after Obama again. She said, “By what measure was her husband a better president than the current president, because not in economic growth, not in border security and enforcement, not in diplomatic relations, not in making the United States and America first and strong on the international and national stage once again. I don’t know what she’s looking at.”
She continued her tirade saying, “But beyond that, do the Democrats really think that Michelle and Barack are going to be what they need? They didn’t do it in 2016, they couldn’t show up for Hillary, they couldn’t get people out in that election, but now somehow, we’re supposed to follow Michelle and Barack Obama and that’s going to save the Democratic Party? Eh, I don’t think so.”
After remaining out of the political fray for the bulk of Trump’s time in office, the Obama’s have stepped into the political spotlight recently, campaigning for Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
Michelle Obama co-chairs the When We All Vote nonprofit organization that exists to get people registered to vote. It was at a When We All Vote event that Obama drew Lahren’s ire. Michelle told the gathered crowd, “Here’s what we have to do.” She added, “If we want qualified people that we trust, then people have to vote. Because you can’t vote some of the time and then sit out. We saw that happen. We experienced that. We had a great president.”
She continued, “But every couple years folks sat out and said ‘well, I did my part, I voted once, I’m done, I’m out.’ And I’m just telling you that democracy doesn’t work that way.”