NEW YORK -- A TV news anchor’s flag-waving commentary on the Chattanooga shooting went viral on Monday due to some provocative lines suggesting the US should respond by sending bombers to the “desert.”
Tomi Lahren took aim at President Obama’s response to the threat of radical Islamism, decrying his “be friendly to jihadists mentality.” The jingoistic outburst was performed in front of a backdrop featuring an American eagle soaring across Old Glory.
“Four United States Marines are now dead,” she said. “Climate change didn’t kill them, lack of free community college didn’t kill them, the income gap, wage inequality, nope, not those things either. Gay marriage? Nope. Oh, white racism? Not that either. So what did? President Obama, if you won’t say it, I will: radical Islam.”
“It’s about time we bring the fight to them, full force,” she continued. “Let’s show them [the 'radical jihadists'] what the United States looks like up close and personal. Show them what a B1 bomber looks like flying overhead; show them what they’re messing with. Put the fear of God in their desert.“
Unfortunately, Miss Lahren didn’t explain how bombing a “desert” might have curtailed what appears to be a domestic terror attack.