Tomi Lahren, otherwise known as Conservative Buzzwords Barbie, has never been shy about being a rampant racist. In fact, she wouldn’t have a career if it weren’t for her desperate attempt to make anti-immigrant ideology, like, totally cool.
This past weekend, Lahren went off on a particularly deplorable rant where she defended exhausted White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s questionable interview with NPR. Kelly met with the publication to discuss the Trump Administration’s policy on immigration, with a particular focus on the border.
Kelly told the interviewer that while those who enter the country illegally are not “bad people,” they supposedly don’t “integrate well” because they don’t speak English, are under-educated and “don’t have skills.”
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Those are some strong words from a man who can’t even figure out how to change the password on Trump’s phone.
Genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn promptly called him out for his comments using his own family tree against him, and now she’s giving Conservative Buzzwords Barbie the same treatment.
In her remarks, Lahren said the United States is not a country based on people who come to it with “low skills, low education” and “not understanding the language,” insisting “that’s not what this country is based on.”
Mendelsohn, creator of the #resistancegeneaolgy campaign, looked at Lahren’s ancestry and apparently her hatred comes from within — her ancestors hit every point she railed against.
Mendelsohn posted the following tweet, with plenty of evidence to back herself up:
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
“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. Her great-grandfather’s 1895 baptism from MN? Recorded in Norwegian.”
Now, Tomi, we know Norwegian isn’t Spanish, but it is technically a foreign language even though it’s primarily spoken by white people.
But it gets better! Mendelsohn shared court documents showing Lahren’s great-great-grandfather was indicted by a grand jury for – wait for it – forging naturalization papers. Yes, that’s right – Lahren is the descendant of illegal immigrants!
— Jennifer Mendelsohn (@CleverTitleTK) September 4, 2017
Technically, he was acquitted in trial, and Mendelsohn noted that in a separate tweet saying, “Spoiler alert: he was acquitted by a trial jury. But come on.”
Lahren has yet to comment, but it takes a long time and a lot of lighting to make her rage-fueled buzzword videos. Surely she’ll have an Emmy-winning response ready for Fox’s evening lineup.