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14 May, 2018 19:31

Tomi Lahren’s defense of John Kelly’s racism backfires as her family’s immigrant past is revealed

Tomi Lahren’s defense of John Kelly’s racism backfires as her family’s immigrant past is revealed

Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren’s defense of John Kelly’s racist comments about immigrants backfired spectacularly when her family tree revealed her ancestors were the exact sort of non-English speaking immigrants she so detests.

Lahren appeared on Fox News’ ‘Watters World’ on Sunday to defend White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s comments during an interview with NPR about undocumented immigrants, who he said are “not people that would easily assimilate” into the United States.

“In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm. They don't speak English; obviously, that's a big thing,” Kelly said, adding, “they don't integrate well; they don't have skills."

"These people need to understand that it's a privilege to be an American and it's a privilege that you work toward – it’s not a right," Lahren told Fox’s Jesse Watters.

"You don't just come into this country with low skills, low education, not understanding the language and come into our country because someone says it makes them feel nice. That's not what this country is based on. We believe in the rule of law and we believe in bringing the best people into this country to make it better."

Genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn looked into Lahren’s own background and discovered that in 1930 Lahren’s great-great-great grandmother had been living in the US for 41 years and still spoke German. Her great-great-grandmother spoke no English after 10 years in the country.

Earlier Mendelsohn exposed Kelly’s family history, which was peppered with immigrants who didn’t assimilate and learn English.