I think Tomi Lahren is abysmal.
Lahren, for the blissfully uneducated, is the young Ann Coulter-in-training who makes her living proudly saying stupid things on TV. As things go, she’s a prime example of what’s wrong with our discourse these days.
However, this happened:
Lahren, whose conservative views and outspoken demeanor consistently rattle her critics, was with her mother at the UNION restaurant in Minneapolis when another diner tossed a glass of water on her as she walked past her table.
Footage of the attack circulated on Snapchat and Lahren, 25, was outraged.
Again: I think Tomi Lahren is abysmal. I also think if a stranger had made a video of throwing a drink at a female non-Fox commentator, we’d be talking — rightly — about the misogynistic abuse women face in public debates.
And I think that progressives — nominally feminist — have a blind spot when it comes to conservative women, that the humanity and courtesies we extend to women otherwise don’t quite apply if they vote Republican.
Instead, the president spoke up in her defense, and a lot of otherwise-progressive people offered reactions ranging from glee to dismissal.
So. Let’s be clear.
Just because Donald Trump defends her doesn’t make it right.