The 24-year-old Tomi Lahren said that she thinks being conservative is much harder than being a woman.
“There’s no better place to be a woman than the United States of America,” Lahren said to a group of teens at the Young Women’s Leadership Summit, a four-day conference for young, conservative women.
Opening her speech by looking back on the 2016 election, Lahren said the first female president would have been a “big deal for all of us” but said she would “rather it not be Clinton,” whom Lahren described as a liar and a crook — to which the audience responded with cheers and calls to “lock her up.”
Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren suggested the current political climate creates bigger problems for her fellow conservatives than for her fellow women.
“It’s hard to be conservative sometimes,” she said, adding that young women often tell her “one of the hardest things to be is a conservative.”
“You will encounter people that think you’re going to back down because you’re a woman. They think you’ll just go away. Never go away,” she continued
Lahren was booted from her former workplace after she aired her perspective on abortion on ABC’s The View. “I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” Lahren said. As expected, her pro-choice statements did not ring well among the more conservative segments of her fanbase. Right after the comments were aired, people reacted with a good deal of criticism online.