President Donald Trump tweeted his support for Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren early Wednesday in the viral wake of an incident in Minneapolis last weekend.
According to the widely seen video snippet and Lahren herself, a customer seated at the bar tossed what appeared to be water from a glass at Lahren as she was leaving Union Bar & Restaurant’s rooftop dining area Sunday with her parents after brunch.
At 6:22 a.m. Wednesday, Trump’s @realdonaldtrump issued the following: “Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman! @foxandfriends.”
Lahren, a controversy-courting television personality, has compared Black Lives Matter to the KKK, attacked Beyoncé and picked a fight with rapper Jay-Z.
The Trump tweet came shortly after Lahren appeared on “Fox & Friends” to discuss the incident. The president is an avid viewer of the show.
Lahren said the incident that got both her and her mom wet was “disheartening” and “embarrassing.”
“At the end of the day, I’m a person, too,” Lahren said, adding that the water-thrower was trying to get 15 minutes of fame. “I’m tough, I can handle it.”
Lahren appeared Saturday night at the Pantages Theatre in an event titled “Family, Freedom and Final Thoughts,” calling it an evening of dialogue and discussion.
Lahren grew up in Rapid City, S.D.