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

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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. 

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.

“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 Trump 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.

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