Tomi Lahren is a conservative zealot who’s stood up against issues like Beyoncé’s pro-black Super Bowl performance and once likened Black Lives Matter to the KKK. She’s often loud and unflinching and viral, which is why I would not be surprised to one day see her on The View.
What are the odds that this will happen? Strong. How is she not on there yet? Right now, Lahren earns a living as a self-styled truth-sayer and host of her own show “Tomi” on the network TheBlaze, but her dubious views cannot be contained, and have made her a visible conservative figurehead over the past year. She has a bright future ahead on The View. For her latest monologue, Lahren (who once joined Jezebel on a lively panel at Politicon!) takes time to give props to Lil Wayne—whose name she pronounces “Little Wayne”—for being “the unlikely voice of reason” during his appearance on Skip Bayless’ show Undisputed. Wayne, perhaps not the best spokesman for complex discussions of race, gave his personal take on racism when asked, stating, “I have been nothing but blessed. My whole path, these 33 years have been nothing but a blessing.” And, “I have never dealt with racists...So I have to say, not only did I [think] it was over. I still believe it’s over, but obviously it isn’t.”
Lahren loves it and said as much in her latest Final Thoughts segment. “I have a newfound respect for Lil Wayne. Even when he was race-baited by Skip Bayless, given a shot to claim victimhood and throw down that poor me Kaepernick, Beyoncé, Jesse Williams, Jada Pinkett Smith race card, he chose to speak his truth,” she says. “See, Wayne could have blamed police. He could have pretended he’s experienced racism because apparently that’s the new standard for the abundantly wealthy black celebrity these days.”
This is the future of The View. This is the long-lost alien twin of Elisabeth Hasselbeck separated at birth on a cosmic spaceship. This is the woman Deadspin described as “A Facebook Meme Come To Life And America’s Newest Hero.” This is Sparta. Meet the next insufferable co-host of the future 15,000th rendition of The View.