Tomi Lahren says woman who takes knee during pledge doesn't deserve America: 'Why doesn't she just leave?'
Tomi Lahren appears on Fox News (screen grab)

Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren argued on Wednesday that people who take a knee during the pledge of allegiance should leave the country.


In an appearance on Fox & Friends, Lahren lashed out at Selectwoman Melissa Schlag of Haddam, Connecticut for protesting President Donald Trump's administration by kneeling instead of standing for the pledge of allegiance.

"Is this about freedom or is this about disrespect?" Fox News host Brian Kilmeade asked Lahren.

"The citizens of that town really said it better than I ever could," Lahren opined. "I think what she's doing is disrespectful. I think also we have to remember that just because she has the right, [it] doesn't make her right. And it also doesn't mean that she's going to be shielded from criticism."

"It's hard really to watch this," Fox News co-host Ainsley Earhardt remarked. "We've been watching all the remains in caskets coming home to America. Families have been without their loved ones. They have made the ultimate sacrifice."

"When you hear these stories and then you see people kneeling for the flag, knowing what our service men and women have done for this country, I mean, to me it's just so sad," Earhardt added.

"It's sad and it's really disheartening," Lahren agreed. "Because we have so many Americans who have fought and died for this country. It just shows that there are some -- usually on the Democratic side of the aisle -- that their disdain for this president is greater than their love for this country."

"Why that has become something the Democrats have embraced is beyond me," Lahren continued. "Why is patriotism not something that all Americans believe in? You can dislike this president and his administration. You can also use the other 23 hours and 58 minutes to show that disdain for this president and this administration."

Lahren went on to suggest that Schlag should "just leave" the country instead of taking a knee during the pledge.

"And the end of the day, if she's removing American flags, if she's kneeling for the pledge of allegiance, she has disrespect for the stars and the stripes, why is she choosing to represent her city, her town, her country as an elected official?" Lahren asked. "That's what I don't understand. If she doesn't like it so much or if she has so much disdain for the country in which she lives, why doesn't she just leave? Like the rest of the anti-Trump crowd that had promised to move?"

"It just goes to show that even the people that claim to hate this country refuse to leave it," Lahren concluded. "So it must be a pretty great one, right?"

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