Tomi Lahren has built her career in no small part by saying terrible shit about immigrants, from the formulation of the term "rapaguées" to the generalization of undocumented Americans as a murderer . So it was perhaps inevitable that a genealogist would trump the conservative commentator by looking at their own ancestral inexhaustible historical records, which suggested that Lahr's ancestors were not exactly half-bloods of Mayflower, as the Hill reported The well-known hip-hop villain appeared on Fox News over the weekend to support John Kelly's controversial claim that most undocumented immigrants who come to the US "do not integrate well" and "have no skills."
Do not just come to this country with low skills, low education without understanding the language and come to our country because someone says it makes them feel good, "said Luhren to the host on Saturday opposite Jesse Watters, "These people need to understand that being an American is a privilege, and it's a privilege you're working for ̵
After writer and genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn heard Lahr's tirade It was discovered that Lahren's great-great-grandfather had not "worked" for the "privilege" of citizenship as she had hoped, according to Mendelsohn's research even accused (although he was finally acquitted) because he had falsified his immigration papers to obtain US citizenship.
Lahrens complaint ü Immigrants who "do not understand the language" also came back to her. According to Mendelsohn's research, Lahren's great-grandmother spoke German after 41 years in America. After ten years, her great-great-grandmother did not speak English yet.
"It's not about playing Gotcha," wrote Mendelsohn in a separate tweet . "But as long as people like Lahren continue to pursue a grim agenda suggesting that today's immigrants are somehow very different from the previous ones, I'll keep showing how similar they really are."
Lahren did not respond immediately to Mendelsohn, but apart from all the glaring hypocrisies, she should just be happy that she has made some genealogy results for free. Ancestry.com costs a goddamn fortune.
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