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Social media users rally support for Tomi Lahren after drink is thrown at her

Social media users defended Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren after a woman threw a drink at her at a Minneapolis restaurant.

TMZ reported that a woman threw a glass of water at Lahren, unprovoked. A viral video of the incident and of someone shouting obscenities at Lahren prompted even liberal figures to come to her defense. 

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Comedian Kathy Griffin, a liberal, said that she doesn’t “think it’s cool” to physically confront someone you disagree with.

“I couldn’t disagree more with Tomi Lahren, but I don’t think it’s cool to resort to physical actions to make your point,” Griffin tweeted. “The first amendment is a beautiful thing — use it.”

Andy Lassner, an executive producer of “The Ellen Show,” said that while he “detests” Lahren, throwing a drink at her “crosses the line.”

“I think she’s terrible,” he tweeted. “I think she’s racist. I think her shtick is dumb. However, I don’t think throwing a drink in her face is something to be celebrated.”

Lahren tweeted a message of thanks to those who spoke out in her defense.

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“I appreciate the words of support- even from those who normally dislike me,” she tweeted. “Free speech is a gift- no need to resort to that kind of attack.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal watchdog accuses VOA parent company of wrongdoing under Trump appointee Lawsuit alleges 200K Georgia voters were wrongly purged from registration list Ivanka Trump gives deposition in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds MORE praised Lahren shortly after she discussed the incident on “Fox & Friends.”

“Everybody is with Tomi Lahren, a truly outstanding and respected young woman!” he tweeted.

Lahren, 25, is a rising star in conservative media who often draws criticism for her views on immigration, gun rights and race relations.