Fox News host Tomi Lahren argued over the weekend that two mass shootings in Texas and Ohio had been caused by "over-medication" and "absentee parents."
"It’s not Trump’s fault. It’s not the NRA’s fault," Lahren wrote in a Sunday tweet just hours after 29 people were gunned down in El Paso and Dayton, where suspects in both shootings were white.
"When will our nation wake up and realize we have a youth mental health crisis likely caused by over-medication, absentee parents, and a culture that glorifies infamy and notoriety above God, family and community?" Lahren asked.
It’s not Trump’s fault. It’s not the NRA’s fault. When will our nation wake up and realize we have a youth mental h… https://t.co/UG2ISH8zWY— Tomi Lahren (@Tomi Lahren)1564941513.0
Twitter users responded by condemning the Fox News personality.
@TomiLahren I'm pretty sure that when a white nationalist uses a gun to murder 20 people while basically quoting TR… https://t.co/WA3xt0rQt9— Santa Claus, CEO (@Santa Claus, CEO)1564941795.0
@TomiLahren Tomi, grow the f**k up. No one NEEDS a gun. But people do need their family and their friends. You'v… https://t.co/OypF58IOdg— Ben Fletcher (@Ben Fletcher)1564941567.0
@TomiLahren Every country has mental health issues. Only one has Trump and the NRA... So the biggest of fuck yous… https://t.co/dgWp7YJwbd— Tony Posnanski (@Tony Posnanski)1564941593.0
@TomiLahren You cannot spin this one, Tomi. You're all culpable.— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1564941578.0
@TomiLahren Wrong. The US is only unique in that we make guns easily available & we have leaders & overpaid uninfor… https://t.co/lCWq1fZpbB— Jess Phoenix 🌋 (@Jess Phoenix 🌋)1564941914.0
@TomiLahren ALL countries have mental health issues, but mass shootings aren't a problem in any other country. Wha… https://t.co/xYuxuLp2H7— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1564942202.0
@TomiLahren Was it the absentee parents who told this dude the States are being infested with an invasion from Mexico?— I Don’t Take Responsibility At Walsh Takes (@I Don’t Take Responsibility At Walsh Takes)1564941593.0
@TomiLahren When will you wake up and realize we have a white supremacist problem in this country? Over medication… https://t.co/y4MNgogOSf— Chief Resistance Officer (@Chief Resistance Officer)1564941967.0
@TomiLahren Look at the numbers. 5x the population, 300+ times the rate of gun homicides. It's the guns.— Erin You Ain't Pro Life Without A Mask (@Erin You Ain't Pro Life Without A Mask)1564941725.0
@TomiLahren You own some too, for your hateful hectoring about migrants and PoC. The child you describe is the one… https://t.co/3ncQcd2tpn— Karen Myatt (@Karen Myatt)1564942842.0
@TomiLahren Nope, white nationalism and racism are not a mental illness they are a choice and it is being incited a… https://t.co/PsZ3WndwHv— Kodiak🆘 (@Kodiak🆘)1564942556.0