Fox News’ Tomi Lahren defended Melania Trump from the “despicable” jeers the first lady received during her a speech on Wednesday at an opioid awareness event.
The Fox Nation host joined Fox & Friends on Wednesday to talk about how Melania was loudly booed throughout her appearance at the B’More Youth Summit in Baltimore. Lahren bemoaned “the lack of respect” the Trump family gets from young people, which she blamed on Democrats and “the media.”
“This is an epidemic in this country.” Lahren said. “Not just of people not liking anyone with the last name of Trump, but just with young people being completely disrespectful.”
The conversation continued with how the first lady’s office has shrugged off the booing, which led to Lahren gushing over Melania’s “immense grace and immense class every time we see her and especially when she is confronted with any type of disrespect.”
“Can you imagine if this were Michelle Obama or can you imagine if Melania Trump was a Democrat or married to a democratic president?” She continued. “It’s absolutely wrong, it’s despicable. Young people need to learn a lesson in this country, you just respect people.”
Brian Kilmeade finished the conversation by complaining that Melania is “virtually ignored” and doesn’t get as much glamorous coverage as Jennifer Aniston.
On Twitter, users were quick to respond, calling out Lahren for hypocrisy. “Remind me again how Teri here respects immigrants all the time?” wrote Oliver Willis, a senior writer at The American Independent. Another user shared a montage of moments when Fox News has disrespected former first lady Michelle Obama.
Remind me again how Teri here respects immigrants all the time? https://t.co/ZcLMvspIUv 
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) November 27, 2019 
— Khary Penebaker, Fx (@kharyp) November 27, 2019 
Kilmeade also complimented Trump for her composure. “She’s booed onstage, knowing that every camera is there, but instead of speeding up and getting rattled, she keeps her calm, stays composed, is able to come back and meet up with the president a little bit later on,” he said.
Fox's Tomi Lahren attacks the "despicable" children who booed Melania Trump in Baltimore: "Because it's Melania Trump, people feel as though they get a pass. It's absolutely wrong. It's despicable. Young people need to learn a lesson in this country, you just respect people." pic.twitter.com/X4WjVRzbGm 
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 27, 2019