On Tuesday night, things got very heated between Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren and liberal pundit Cathy Areu over Nation of Islam founder and anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan and his ties to several Democrats.
While Areu easily agreed with Sean Hannity that Farrakhan is in fact an anti-Semite, she dismissed the controversy since he’s a “non-player in politics” and that he’s “old news.” But emotions ran high during the discussion when she compared Farrakhan’s rhetoric to President Trump‘s.
“Sounds like President Trump, non-Latino, non-Muslim,” Areu told Hannity. “I mean, this is a racist living in the White House so it doesn’t sound very different from Farrakhan to me.”
When asked what about Trump was racist, Areu invoked Trump’s campaign remarks when he referred to illegal immigrants from Mexico as “rapists and murderers,” but Hannity immediately pushed back, stressing that he said “some” were.
Hannity then gave the floor to Lahren.
“Well, I thought the left stood on the moral high grounds,” Lahren said. “I’d think you would be the first to condemn language like this, but it goes to show that the left, the Democrats, they’re not anti-bigotry, they’re not anti-racism. They’re just anti-Trump.”
“I did condemn it!” Areu interjected.
“All you do is talk about Trump!” Lahren shot back. “You’re comparing the two, which just shows how delusional you are Cathy because you’re comparing the two.”
Lahren then piled on Areu with Hannity after he insisted she “made up” something that Trump said about illegal immigrants, saying the left “will not admit” what the then-candidate actually said.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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