Conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren says she was "embarrassed" for her and her family after a restaurant-goer hurled a drink at her Sunday — and President Trump is among those sharing his support.
Video from the incident shows a seated woman throwing water onto the Fox News commentator as she walks by her table during brunch at a Minneapolis eatery. Lahren, who was with her parents, returned to the woman's table, where they got into a verbal exchange.
"Unfortunately there was a group of people probably around my age that thought it would be funny to throw water at me and then start chanting profanity and, again, not something that I'm not used to but really disheartening," Lahren recounted Wednesday morning on "Fox and Friends."
Lahren, 25, says her mother also got wet when the drink was flung at them. People can be heard yelling swear words about Lahren in the background of one video from the scene.
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Trump praised Lahren in the aftermath of the incident.
"Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman!" the President tweeted Wednesday morning.
Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman! @foxandfriends
Lahren, meanwhile, said people have the right to disagree with her beliefs but said they should be able to handle their differences respectfully.
"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 is tough, we can handle it," Lahren said on the morning show. "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 a video of me, I think looking back those are the people that will be embarrassed by their actions."
Comedian Kathy Griffin — who has been highly critical of the President and garnered backlash last year for posing with a beheaded Trump mask in a photo — also condemned the drink-thrower and promoted the use of free speech to send a message.
"I couldn't disagree more with @TomiLahren, but I don't think it's cool to resort to physical actions to make your point," Griffin tweeted. "The first amendment is a beautiful thing - use it."
Lahren joined Fox last August after making a name for herself on the conservative network TheBlaze. She's drawn criticism for a number of her polarizing takes, including her scrutiny of the Black Lives Matter movement.