Tomi Lahren is getting her due after tweeting her latest lie. The Fox News pundit appears to be even more anti-Islam than she is anti-LGBT, but fulfilled her true goal of following her leader, President Donald Trump, in his attacks on Democratic Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
As she tends to do, offering zero context or background, Lahren out of the blue falsely claimed that “the Left” is standing up for Rep. Omar by saying “we MUST be tolerant of Sharia Law” including “oppression/stoning of gays.”
To be clear, not a single word of what she says is true or accurate.
And she ties her lies into Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg‘s attacks on Vice President Mike Pence‘s long and ugly history of anti-gay beliefs, policies, and positions.
Explain your logic.
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) April 14, 2019
There is literally zero basis for this obvious lie.
No one on the Left is calling to support Sharia law, or calling to stone LGBTQ people.
Rep. Omar, on her campaign website, has an entire page devoted to the “Fight for LGBTQIA+ Rights.”
“The LGBTQIA+ community’s struggle did not end with the legalization of same sex marriage. People in the queer community are disproportionately affected by the same issues we all experience—lack of access to housing, education, and healthcare; violence; workplace discrimination; among many others. I will fight in Congress to uplift the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community, and especially when that intersects with other marginalized identities.,” she says.
There is no evidence Rep. Omar supports or is an adherent of Sharia law, and she has specifically said it is “laughable” to think it would come to America.
The fear of Muslims implementing Sharia in the US is laughable. We make up less than 1% of the US pop. & have only 2 members in congress. https://t.co/khaEaVDSr6
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 10, 2017
NCRM reached out to the Congresswoman’s office but did not receive a response by press time.
Here’s how some responded to Lahren’s lie:
Ignorant racists like you pushing this fantasy that Sharia law is coming to America is one of the reasons Ilhan and so many other Muslims get death threats. You should be ashamed of yourself. https://t.co/CNvGr74I2U
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) April 15, 2019
Now Tami, show where ‘the left’ says you must be tolerant of ‘Sharia Law.’
Go ahead Tami, we’ll wait.#MakingShitUpForRageClicks
— JamesFromTheInternet (@JamesFTInternet) April 15, 2019
This is a blatant lie. Show proof that this has ever been said by the left. Quit spreading fear, hate and lies! You should be ashamed of yourself. You cannot win an argument based on evidence and fact, so instead you spread malicious and dangerous lies! https://t.co/Wgixlih7YQ
— Tawne Osborn (@tawneosborn) April 15, 2019
“The Left stands up for @IlhanMN” True because she’s usually right. “and says we MUST be tolerant of Sharia Law!” WAAH!? Who said that? Ptomaine pushes the same mentality that caused the massacres at the Pittsburgh synagogue and the mosques in Christchurch & Quebec.
— Diogenes of Covfefe (@DiogenesLamp0) April 15, 2019
I feel dumber for having read your tweets
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) April 15, 2019
Imagine being so stupid that you can’t come up with substantive arguments against the left’s policy ideas, so you resort to smearing and straw manning others. Can’t relate.
— Ryan Guardado (@ryan_guardado) April 15, 2019
Exactly what I often say. Pence’s “Christian Sharia” is no different. And zero Dems are tolerant of Shaira law. Or Pence’s Theocracy.
— Glenn Barnes (@gbarnes911) April 15, 2019
You just make shit up. Seriously, you’re shameless.
— bob clendenin (@bobclendenin) April 15, 2019
Umm…show us Tomi where Ilhan has ever supporterd Sharia Law. You’re also arguing that anyone can arbitrarily reference any part of Christianity and claim they support the state enforcing it…which guess what? The Quran & Bible are pretty similar.
— the bean sidhe 🧚🏻♀️❄️ (@SidheSaidWhat) April 15, 2019
Pls tell me when and who said we must be tolerant of Sharia Law? Pls tell me Tomi what is Sharia Law & if ALL Muslims abide by the exact same interpretation of it? I await your response.
— Ken Padgett (@trngchief11) April 15, 2019
It seems like only you are saying that, @TomiLahren.
Explain your logic. https://t.co/VDstq9sN2e
— Natalie (@NATty_l1ght) April 15, 2019
The HRC endorsed Ilhan Omar.https://t.co/9nIH0hIFAf
— 𝕬𝖓𝖌𝖎𝖊 𝕸𝖔𝖔𝖓🌙 ⓥ (@msangiemoon) April 14, 2019
— Patrick Petty (@psquared2490) April 15, 2019
We respect Congresswoman Omar’s freedom of religion. We do not respect VP Pence’s decision to be a hateful asshole. It’s pretty easy to understand unless, of course, you’re hateful too. https://t.co/MfHXR7V4aX
— Kevin Timm (@Kevin_Timm) April 15, 2019
Host: We asked 100 Leftists what they want most in America, top 5 answers are on the board.
Tomi: *Smashes buzzer* Sharia Law!
*Steve King clapping in the background*
Host: Show me Sharia Law!
Board: X https://t.co/Rcg8Avgl9G
— Curtis Fric 🌹✊ (@CurtisFric) April 15, 2019
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
‘Lying a Lot’: CNN Fact Checker Busts Trump Spokesperson’s False Election ‘Fraud’ Claims Attacking Democrats
The current spokesperson for the former president is being criticized for “lying a lot” after she posted false statements about the California recall election, which failed Tuesday night. Voters by an overwhelming majority clearly chose to retain Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, and there are no credible reports of fraud.
That fact did not stop Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington from spreading the false claims of fraud – false according to CNN’s Daniel Dale, the unimpeachable fact checker who documented and debunked most of the lies Donald Trump said as a 2016 candidate and as president.
“The spokesperson for the former president is out here lying a lot about American elections. It is not good,” Dale tweeted Wednesday morning, including screenshots of Harrington’s false statements. Her tweets were posted at 4:50 PM ET and 5:10 PM ET on Tuesday, about six hours before the polls had even closed. She also offered zero proof for her claims.
Harrington, according to The Independent, was hired by Trump after being “editor-in-chief at War Room, an influential far-right website and podcast from former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, where hosts and guests regularly supported conspiracy theories about a ‘rigged’ 2020 election, skepticism about vaccines, and the idea that Covid came from a lab leak in China. The show’s YouTube channel was removed for spreading false claims about the election, but it consistently ranks as a top podcast on the Apple charts.”
Here’s Dale’s tweet with the screenshots of Harrington’s false claims:
The spokesperson for the former president is out here lying a lot about American elections. It is not good. pic.twitter.com/ITRu4fS2DW
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 15, 2021
Not only are Harrington’s claims baseless, the recall results were called by every major news organization in about 30 to 60 minutes after the polls closed, proving her conspiracy theory not only baseless but impossible.
Despite Twitter permanently suspending Donald Trump’s account, the social media giant has come under fire for allowing Harrington to continue to promote Trump’s words, including his press releases.
Trump Falsely Claims COVID Pandemic Was ‘Over’ When He Was President
In a lie-filled segment that received little to no pushback Donald Trump, the former president, on Wednesday told Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo that the coronavirus pandemic had “virtually” ended during his administration.
That was just one of the many lies that Trump told Bartiromo, who did no fact-checking nor told viewers that the former president was lying to them in the segment below.
President Joe Biden is “doing a lousy job at coronavirus. Coronavirus is back,” Trump said, ignoring the facts that it never left and his supporters are the number one reason the virus is still deeply embedded across the country.
“When I left it was virtually gone, it was over,” Trump lied.
On the vaccine, which Trump has repeatedly refused to promote, he declared that “when I was president, you didn’t have this problem with people not wanting to take it,” which is also a lie.
“They don’t take it because they don’t trust Biden, and they don’t trust the Biden administration,” he continued, again falsely. So-called “vaccine hesitant” Americans, mostly Republican men, did not become anti-vaxxers because Biden became president.
“When I was president, you didn’t have people protesting the vaccine,” he said, again falsely. “If you just think back, everybody wanted to get it, and we were giving out over a million shots a day, we had that thing rockin’.”
That’s a tremendous stretch.
January 2 was the first day of recorded vaccinations that broke the one million mark, according to data from The New York Times, but that was after two days of no vaccinations reported due to the New Year’s holiday. The seven-day average of coronavirus vaccines being given did not break the one million mark until January 23, after President Biden was sworn in.
“When I left, it was virtually gone. It was over” — Trump on Covid (There were 4,380 US Covid deaths on Trump’s last day in office. There were 993 yesterday.) pic.twitter.com/gLEWPqWgx0
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 18, 2021
‘Biggest Whopper in History’: Stephen Miller Claims No President Was ‘Dealt a Better Hand on Day One Than Biden’
Former Trump White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller is being mocked and chastised for claiming President Joe Biden inherited the best situation possible.
“No President in history has been dealt a better hand on Day One than President Biden,” Miller, regarded as both a white nationalist and a white supremacist by many, told Fox News Thursday night.
The Trump administration walked into a booming economy and left the Biden administration with a disaster: huge unemployment, an uncontrolled pandemic that had already killed 400,000 people, no actual plan to get coronavirus vaccine shots into Americans’ arms, and a lack of trust and respect around the world.
When Trump took office after President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden unemployment was at 4.7%. When President Joe Biden took office unemployment was at 6.7%.
When Trump left office his approval rating was at 34%. In his four years it never even hit 50%.
The Southern Poverty Law Center last summer added Miller to its list of extremists, noting he “is credited with shaping the racist and draconian immigration policies of President Trump, which include the zero-tolerance policy, also known as family separation, the Muslim ban and ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Miller has also “purged” government agencies of civil servants who are not entirely loyal to his extremist agenda.”
Here’s Miller on “Hannity”:
Stephen Miller: No President in history has been dealt a better hand on day one than President Biden. pic.twitter.com/0gcSY26oZ8
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 9, 2021
Talking Points Memo editor and publisher Josh Marshall responded by noting, “it is pretty remarkable that twice in 12 years a Democrat was obliged to take the reins in the midst of the smoldering ruins of a Republican presidency.”
Here’s how others responded to Miller’s lie:
— Luke Zaleski (@ZaleskiLuke) July 9, 2021
Virus out of control, economy taking a hit, highest unemployment since Obama turned it around last R govt, zero transition between administrations, a divided country.
I think I’ve just witnessed the biggest whopper in history.
— Calm Down 2020! (@Purgii) July 9, 2021
I can think of one… pic.twitter.com/wNvvhqWmct
— Justin (@SuspendedMurphy) July 9, 2021
600,000 dead people and 20 million people out of work would like a word… https://t.co/jeFvoPpdqd
— YS (@NYinLA2121) July 9, 2021
Literally inherited a 9/11 worth of COVID deaths EVERY DAY
— Grudgie the Whale (@grudging1) July 9, 2021
Hmm… he inherited:
• a pandemic.
• a crippled economy.
• a predecessor and opposition party who tried for two months to overturn his election and then incited an insurrection to try and stop him from taking office.
I’d say he was dealt among the worst hands of any president.
— Mike McLean (@MikeMcLean00) July 9, 2021
The Insurrection, the historic job loss, the trade war on farmers….
— Lattitude (@Catseriously) July 9, 2021
… having to repair our standing with the world, emboldened racists and xenophobes, state legislators attempting to bring back Jim Crow, conspiracy theorists run amok, climate change coming home to roost, no pandemic planning, three unjustly appointed SC justices…
— Kevin Baugh (@Loraxx) July 9, 2021
- TOO BAD SO SAD2 days ago
Eric Trump Melts Down on Fox News Because He’s Getting ‘Subpoena After Subpoena After Subpoena’
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM1 day ago
‘Brutal’: Far Right Commentator Who Threatened ‘Lead Injection’ for Anyone Trying to Vaccinate Him Contracts COVID
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM2 days ago
Trump Supporter Wearing Dead Animal Refuses to Believe Jan. 6 Was Violent — Even After CNN Showed Him Video
- WHITE PRIVILEGE1 day ago
Watch: Texas ‘Christian Woman of God’ Derails School Board Hearing in Attempt to Ban Book That Mentions Anal Sex
- AMERICAN IDIOT1 day ago
‘Let Me Explain to You Again Peter How Our Process Works’: Psaki, Growing Tired, Forced to School Doocy Again
- CRIME1 day ago
NY Prosecutors ‘Aggressively’ Pursuing Trump Tax-Fraud Probe as Weisselberg Returns to Court: Report
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM1 day ago
Supreme Court Schedules ‘Major’ Case That Could Overturn Roe and Allow Bans on Abortion
- RIGHT WING EXTREMISM23 hours ago
Texas AG Ken Paxton Sues Biden Admin Over LGBTQ Policies He Falsely Claims Put ‘Women and Children at Risk’