Tomi Lahren Addresses Cardi B's Threat to 'Dog-Walk' Her: 'I Would Never Get Away with That'
Tomi Lahren addressed her feud with Cardi B during an appearance on FOX & Friends and claimed there's a "double standard"
During an appearance on FOX & Friends on Wednesday morning, the FOX Nation host recapped how she ignited a war of words with the “Money” rapper, 26, on Twitter last week after criticizing her comments which slammed President Donald Trump for refusing to end the federal government shutdown over his controversial border wall. In response, Cardi B told Lahren on Sunday, “Leave me alone or I will dog walk you.”
“To put it pretty simply, I saw that video that she had posted and I implied that maybe Cardi B isn’t the person we should be taking our political advice from. It took her a few days, but she responded and instead of arguing about the merits of her political argument, she said that she was going to ‘dog walk’ me,” Lahren, also 26, said. “And viewers can look up on Urban Dictionary what ‘dog walking’ someone means but to put it simply, it’s to severely beat somebody up. So we go from a political disagreement to I want to hurt you.”
“You’re so blinded with racism that you don’t even realize the decisions the president you root for is destroying the country you claim to love so much,” the rapper wrote back in a fiery response. “You are a perfect example on no matter how educated or smart you think you are you still a SHEEP!”
Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighed in on the feud, siding with Cardi B.
“Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?” she wrote on Sunday. “They act as though our borough hasn’t been perfecting the clapback game since the Sugarhill Gang y’all just found it on Twitter.”
During her FOX & Friends appearance, Lahren also addressed Ocasio-Cortez’s comments.
“We’ll I’m not surprised at anything Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says, but again, I’m also impressed the way the left does the mental gymnastics to justify it,” she said. “Listen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on an almost daily basis says that Trump supporters and President Trump himself incite violence and then she goes and applauds and encourages a tweet by a rapper who threatens physical violence against me. Again, this is the double standard at play. It’s not just rappers, it’s not just trolls on Twitter — these are elected representatives who are endorsing and saying the same thing. So, you know, it’s really puzzling and troubling.”
Lahren then went on to say that both Cardi B and Ocasio-Cortez “can have a political opinion” and that “we know we’re not going to stop her from doing that.”
“I just like to point out the left’s hypocrisy because can you imagine if I would threaten to dog walk Cardi B — or anyone else for that matter — as a conservative, as a Trump supporter?” she continued. “I would never get away with that but they’re able to do it, and the left applauds it. Now again, if you look through my Final Thoughts that I did the other day on FOX Nation or you just look at my Twitter you can see that there are leftists with verified accounts who are not only laughing at the fact of me being ‘dog walked’ — they’re tweeting out memes showing me in a leash and a collar with Cardi B walking me. Beyond that, they are actually saying, ‘Yeah, she would hurt you, she would beat you up — I wish we could start a GoFundMe page so we can watch your teeth get knocked out.’ These aren’t just internet trolls, these are people with verified blue check marks on Twitter. Double standard all day long.”
Cardi B fans have shared countless memes on Twitter recently which poke fun at how the rapper would “dog walk” Lahren, with references to the movies Legally Blonde and 101 Dalmatians.
Lahren had addressed the feud a day earlier by posting a throwback photo to her Instagram account on Tuesday with the caption, “Simpler times-before I got into feuds with rappers on Twitter. Ha! Listen I’m a @iamcardib fan and she has every right to make political points…and I have every right to criticize those political points. P.S. I walk dogs too, just a little differently than Cardi. Xoxo. #TeamTomi #thegoodolddays.”
Although this isn’t the first time that Cardi B has gotten political, she turned things up a notch last week when she stressed just how serious the current government shutdown is.
“Now I know a lot of y’all don’t care because y’all don’t work for the government or y’all probably don’t even have a job but this s— is really f— serious, bro. This s— is crazy,” she explained in an Instagram video. “Our country is in a hell hole right now all for a f—ing wall and we really need to take this serious[ly].”
“I feel like we need to take some action. I don’t know what type of action, bitch, ’cause this is not what I do, but bitch I’m scared,” she finished. “This is crazy and I really feel bad for these people who need to go to f—ing work to not get motherf—ing paid.”
She wrote in the video caption, “I know a lot of ya do r watch the news so I’m letting ya know s— getting real …..I ain’t going to say nothing much tho I don’t want mofos to off me…..ANYWAYS TWERK VIDEO OUT NOW.”
The government closed on Dec. 22 in the wake of Trump’s call for funding for a proposed southern border wall.
The billionaire businessman-turned-president, 72, claims he needs the wall to stem a “crisis” of drugs, violence and human trafficking. Congressional Democrats, empowered by the midterms, have rejected that — calling a wall immoral and ineffective and offering to negotiate about border security once the government is reopened.
On Saturday, day 29 of the shutdown, Trump suggested a compromise, proposing a new bill that would offer temporary protection for some undocumented immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in wall funding.
It currently remains unclear how or when the shutdown will end.
In another post, Cardi B went on tell her followers that while “it’s a little boring to watch the news,” it’s important to pay attention.
“Soo many people under my comments talking about I shouldn’t talk politics, I don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m dumb ! Well I know alittle something something..I know 800,000 federal government workers won’t be getting paid till the shutdown is over and government assistants program are shutdown as well as in NO WELFARE, NO WIC, SECTION 8,” she wrote.
“I know it’s a little boring to watch the news but it won’t kill ya to visit some IG pages of people that talk about what’s going on in our community like @shaunking@tamikadmallory and shiiieeett sometimes uncle snoop and Charlamgne be saying some s— that goes over ya head. PAY ATTENTION !!! This can go on for months and it will affect our homes and Country,” she added.
In an Instagram Live on Sunday, Cardi B went on to explain she’s “so tired of people insulting me.”
“A lot of people think I’m dumb, think I’m ghetto because of the way I talk…but just because I’m that it doesn’t make me dumb and one thing I really want y’all to understand about me, I’m a very passionate person when it comes to history and when it comes to political things, and I always been like that,” she shared.
“It just really gets me upset when people say, ‘Oh you doin’ this s—, you’re dumb, you shouldn’t be talking about this shit’… This is a passion that I have,” she continued, before explaining that in addition to taking AP history and government classes in high school, she has spent a lot of her free time researching world history.