Multiple public officials in El Paso have asked President Donald Trump to not come to their city in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in which the shooter echoed the president's rhetoric about immigrants "invading" the United States.
Trump-loving Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren on Tuesday hit back at critics of the president's plan to visit a grieving city, and she in particular targeted Democratic presidential hopeful and lifelong El Paso resident Beto O'Rourke as the object of her contempt.
"Excuse me Robert Beto O'Rourke who are you to say El Paso doesn’t want Donald Trump to visit?" she wrote on Twitter.
Many of Lahren's followers proceeded to inform her that O'Rourke was born in El Paso and knows it vastly better than the president does. They also explained to Lahren that Trump stiffed El Paso out of nearly $500,000 the last time he held a campaign rally there and has given no indication that he plans to reimburse the city.
Check out some of the reactions to Lahren below.
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump Excuse me, Tomi Lauren. It's not just Beto saying El Paso does not want T… https://t.co/t5lGgwEr6t— Mikki *NO TAGS or FBRs!* Crow (@Mikki *NO TAGS or FBRs!* Crow)1565113827.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump The governor literally brought it up in the press conference yesterday. A… https://t.co/ABI4JFNogX— LinsCoyneArmet (@LinsCoyneArmet)1565113616.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump Um the most loved person in El Paso that's who, also Trump plays the hate… https://t.co/LHVKKnKThX— LMTexas☃️❄ (@LMTexas☃️❄)1565115203.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump He lives there. It's his hometown. Trump's words had people killed. I'd say Beto's qualified.— Kent (@Kent)1565113377.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump maybe he should pay the 500,000 dollars he owes the city first before rac… https://t.co/Vj1Tmidmt0— Michael (@Michael)1565114145.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump He hasn’t paid his bill from the last rally 400K. Remember the 1A, Tony… https://t.co/j4Ur1hcAuT— Trump is a Loser (@Trump is a Loser)1565115091.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump It's not only Beto, it's almost everyone. Wake up. Your god is not worshipped by all.— D Lee (@D Lee)1565115976.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump Oh, he's just someone from El Paso, currently in El Paso speaking to the… https://t.co/0OLwPqmKeS— R_G (@R_G)1565114103.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump We are actually signing a petition to stop him from coming as we speak— Cmom BIDEN/HARRIS 2020 🇺🇸 (@Cmom BIDEN/HARRIS 2020 🇺🇸)1565113934.0
@TomiLahren @BetoORourke @realDonaldTrump The people of El Paso made it pretty clear in 2016 and 2018. https://t.co/Su4Zq68EJu— Daniel Brennan (@Daniel Brennan)1565113738.0