Fox News Contributor and right-wing warrior Tomi Lahren suggested a little caution to her fellow MAGA members on Tuesday, urging them to “be a little careful” about treating Kyle Rittenhouse “as if he were a rock star or a famous people”.
Lahren’s somewhat surprising warning comes after the 18-year-old — recently acquitted of murder after he shot and killed two men during a Black Lives Matter protest—received a thunderous acclaim in his appearance at Turning Point USA’s AmericaFest.
Speaking live from the TPUSA event hall, Fox News co-host and former Trump spokesman Kayleigh McEnany start a group discussion on the midday talk show outnumber by excitedly noting that Rittenhouse was “treated like a rock star” when he took the stage Monday night.
After recalling how Rittenhouse was “met with loud cheers and standing ovation” while noting that the teen was contemplating defamation lawsuits against the media, McEnany asked Lahren on whether the moment will resonate with conservatives.
While alleging that the press had “slandered” Rittenhouse and stated that she agreed with his not guilty verdict, the Fox Nation host then turned to worry that the right wing’s cover for Rittenhouse has become overdone and potentially detrimental.
“I believe, as conservatives, we need to be a little careful when it comes to this,” declared the right-wing provocateur. “I believe we can treat Kyle Rittenhouse as an innocent person who was bullied and abused by the media. But I think we should step back a bit and maybe not treat him as if he were a rock star or a celebrity.”
“That’s not necessarily a good look at the conservative movement,” Lahren continued. He did what he had to do and he is defending himself. Let’s talk about self-defense. Let’s talk about the riot. Let’s talk about how horribly, horribly wrong things went. But we should take a step back and not be a man like Bon Jovi. But that’s just my opinion.”
Fox Business Network host Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery endorsed Lahren’s remarks, adding that Rittenhouse’s death “remains a tragedy” and “is not something that should be celebrated.”
End of segment, host Harris Faulkner also agreed that Rittenhouse shouldn’t be hailed as a rock star – largely because she “didn’t want to see this young man being targeted”.
“I think he can defend the justice that was achieved for him in that case just as others did in their case about a lot of things that weren’t done at the lightning rod,” she continued. customary. “We will have to see how it plays out. Let’s see if the free media can cover the truth.”
In one of his first interviews after he was acquitted, Rittenhouse affirms “I don’t want to get involved in politics at all,” that he’s “not a righteous person” and “is not interested in carrying a banner for anyone in this highly polarizing situation.”
His defense attorney, Mark Richards, meanwhile, post-trial warning that there are “a lot of people that I don’t think are in his best interests” and want to make Rittenhouse “an icon or something”.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/foxs-tomi-lahren-says-conservatives-shouldnt-treat-rittenhouse-like-a-rock-star?source=articles&via=rss Fox’s Tomi Lahren says conservatives shouldn’t treat Rittenhouse like a ‘rock star’