Tomi Lahren: Kids who booed Melania Trump need a 'lesson'

 

Tomi Lahren has a message for you if you’re in first lady Melania Trump’s presence: show some respect.

In an appearance on Fox & Friends on Wednesday, the Fox Nation host spoke out after a group of Baltimore middle and high school students booed the first lady at a Be Best event focused on the dangers of opioids.

“Can you imagine if this were Michelle Obama?” she asked. “But because this is Melania Trump people feel as though they get a pass and it’s absolutely wrong. It’s despicable. Young people need to learn a lesson in this country. You just respect people,” she said.

“She should be, if you see what she brings as a naturalized citizen, as an international model, she should be on more covers than Jennifer Aniston, but she’s virtually ignored,” said Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade.

Kilmeade went on to commend the first lady for not reacting to the crowd at the B’More Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness. “She’s booed on stage knowing that every camera is there, but instead of speeding up and getting rattled, she keeps her calm, stays composed,” he said.

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Following the event, Melania Trump issued a statement.

“We live in a democracy and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the fact is we have a serious crisis in our country and I remain committed to educating children on the dangers and deadly consequences of drug abuse,” the statement said.

Lahren felt the students’ behavior was a sign of a bigger issue in America.

“This is an epidemic in this country — not just of people not liking anyone with the last name of ‘Trump’ but just with young people being completely disrespectful,” she said.

Viewers took to Twitter to share their reactions to Lahren’s comments, with some saying the booing was inappropriate:

But others said Lahren’s comments missed the mark, and her assertion that Michelle Obama didn’t face the same opposition doesn’t stand up to scrutiny:

 

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