Journalist Soledad O’Brien scolds Tomi Lahren on Twitter after she calls people ‘sheep’ on Memorial Day
Journalist Soledad O’Brien fired back at Fox News personality Tomi Lahren after she called Americans “sheep” for following pandemic safety rules on Memorial Day.
“I gotta hand it to COVID-19, you sure did expose the sheep among us,” Lahren wrote in a tweet over the Memorial Day weekend.
I gotta hand it to COVID-19, you sure did expose the sheep among us.— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1590355638.0
O’Brien responded with a flurry of tweets making the point that nearly 100,000 Americans have died in the pandemic so far.
“I think she means to say—on a day when we honor those who gave their lives in service, we think of the 100,000 Americans, who have died in the midst of a pandemic,” O’Brien wrote. “We think of the millions who have lost their livelihoods, and those who are fearful of what the future holds.”
“We reflect with sympathy on those who have lost loved ones—unable to hold their hands or kiss the goodbye one final time,” she continued. “We are sympathetic to those trying to juggle their kids’ remote-schooling and work zoom calls and cooking and cleaning and life.”
Read all of O’Brien’s response below.
We are grateful for those who work tirelessly in hospitals around the country. Who risk their lives daily to save l… https://t.co/xAbyNIv3xc— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1590414286.0
We reflect with sympathy on those who have lost loved ones—unable to hold their hands or kiss the goodbye one final… https://t.co/hPjCKDljNC— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1590414447.0
We think of those who struggle with anxiety or addiction, and those who feel as if they’re being sucked under daily… https://t.co/pKZKYUfQD5— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1590414613.0
We are grateful for our neighbors—those who check on the elderly, do another run to donate to the local food pantry… https://t.co/Pjr2APdaf8— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1590414717.0
We feel blessed by community members who suck it up, wear itchy masks, stay 6 feet from others, and who hand saniti… https://t.co/ShHAFafVH6— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1590414876.0
I think that’s what that gal was trying to type.— Soledad O'Brien (@Soledad O'Brien)1590414898.0