Tomi Lahren Calls Michelle Obama 'Tasteless' for Calling Trump a 'Divorced Dad'
Tomi Lahren is catching a lot of heat online after slamming the former first lady Michelle Obama for her recent comparison of Donald Trump to a “divorced dad.” The vocal conservative, who is no stranger to controversy or bashing Obama, also described the former first lady as “tasteless.”
During the London stop of her “Becoming” book tour, Obama, 55, adopted the analogy of a broken home to describe the reality of America.
"We come from a broken family," she said, according to The Independent. “We are a teenager where, you know, we're a little unsettled, you know, and having good parents, you know, is tough.”
“Sometimes you spend weekends with divorced dad, and that feels like it's fun, but then you get sick,” she added. “That's what America is going through. We're kind of living with divorced dad, right?”
Here is Michelle Obama comparing Trump to a “divorced dad” on stage in London last night and Stephen Colbert even doing a hilarious apparent impression of the president @MichelleObama @L8ShowColbert #iambecoming pic.twitter.com/F3OgggWpVW— Maya Oppenheim (@MayaOppenheim) April 15, 2019
The statement has since been dissected online with many deeming it an unfair picture of divorced or single dads. Last week, Obama’s comment was a topic of discussion on “Fox & Friends” where Lahren, 26, chimed in as a contributor.
“That’s okay, we all smiled watching you and your husband vacate the White House. Bye!”
"Well, I think Michelle Obama is becoming incredibly tasteless, and to use that kind of language to attack the president, I'm not very shocked or surprised by it," began the young conservative.
“But I will say this: Can you imagine if a conservative would compare anyone to [a] single mom in a derogatory fashion? There would be outrage, there would be backlash, and it would be all over social media. But because Michelle Obama is Michelle Obama; she's a Democrat and she has the last name of Obama, she can get away with it. But really she's not just belittling Donald Trump; she’s belittling all those divorced dads and single dads out there that are doing a great job.”
.@TomiLahren reacts to Michelle Obama's comments comparing Trump to a "divorced Dad."— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 17, 2019
"Can you imagine if a conservative would compare anyone to a single mom in a derogatory fashion? There would be outrage ... but because she has the last name of Obama she can get away with it." pic.twitter.com/cgD9fffDkq
Twitter users were not having it though, and many took the time to remind Lahren that President Trump is truly a divorced dad and that he’s been down that road not once, but twice.
Let’s see, trump has been divorced 2 times, married his mistress from his second marriage, our First Lady. He admitted he was never around for his kids as they were growing up. He literally was a divorced dad.— Lisa Rago ⚓️💙 (@LisaRago1) April 17, 2019
Does she not know what the rest of us call him? People are very creative with the names we call donnie.— Naya (@JdWpink) April 18, 2019
“He is a divorced dad who didn’t give Tiffany any attention, didn’t raise Ivanka, Eric, or Junior, and never seen with Barron,” commented one Twitter user under a clip of Lahren’s comments. “Michelle is absolutely dead on with her analysis.”
“Well, he is twice divorced,” chimed in another. “Can't argue that, even in Trump's post-fact world.”
The Obama's haven't gotten away with anything. BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING WRONG TO HAVE "GOTTEN AWAY WITH" IN THE FIRST PLACE!— Simpliciter Vero 🌞 (@DMaster_808) April 18, 2019
So Tammy is so anger driven that she’s even mad when people say 100% accurate things about 45. He IS a divorced dad. 🤷🏻♂️🤷🏻♂️— Lucky Nickles, Phd (@fms_boy) April 17, 2019
Lahren’s criticism of Obama also made headlines last year after the latter claimed in her bestselling memoir “Becoming” that she did not try to smile during Trump’s inauguration.
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
“Michelle Obama wrote she was unable to put on a happy face and smile during President Donald Trump's inauguration,” Lahren clapped back. “That’s okay, we all smiled watching you and your husband vacate the White House. Bye!”