After the Fox News commentator railed against immigrants, criticism turned to her this morning on "The View."
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines all joined in on their disdain for the Fox News commentator's opinions after she took a stance against immigrants over the weekend.
Appearing on "Watters' World" on Saturday, she supported White House chief of staff John Kelly, who told NPR most people coming into this country illegally "don't speak English. They don't integrate well, they don't have skills." Tomi's stance: "You don't just come into this country with low skills, low education, not understanding the language and come into our country because someone says it makes them feel nice. That's not what this country is based on ... We don't believe in importing poverty."
Goldberg wasn't having it. "When did the perception of immigrants come from people trying to find their American dream to isolated freeloaders?" she asked. "People have always come from other countries, and came, often times, very educated, well versed in many things, just not necessarily in English. The idea that immigrants come over here and they don't know anything and they're dragging us down is crap, we all come from immigrants, including you, Tomi Lahren. You come from immigrants as well. I don't know your family, but I can tell you, folks came and no, they didn't necessarily know English. They came and they learned."
"She talks about low skills," said Joy, before dropping this kicker: "What exactly are her skills? Does anybody know?"
Hostin then pointed to a tweet from genealogist Jennifer Mendelsohn, who called attention to Lahren's own family tree:
Except the 1930 census says Tomi's 3x great-grandmother had been here for 41 years and still spoke German.— Jennifer Mendelsohn (@CleverTitleTK) May 13, 2018
Her 2nd great-grandmother had been here for 10 yrs. Spoke no English.
Her great-grandfather's 1895 baptism from MN? Recorded in Norwegian.#resistancegenealogy #receipts pic.twitter.com/rIySFu6fvL
"She doesn't even know her own history, she certainly doesn't know this country's history," added Hostin. "What happened to give me your tired, your poor and your weak and we're gonna welcome those people with open arms?"
"There's a contradiction of arguments," Haines chimed in. "Either they're stealing American jobs or they're unskilled. You can't have both arguments." McCain then called out Lahren's complete lack of "compassion," while adding, "What she's saying is red meat to Trump's base."
"The anti-immigrant rhetoric is something I believe was at least 50 percent of what got him into office," she said. "Tomi Lahren has a huge following, she just does. What I will say is there is a difference between being for people going through the proper channels to get here legally and not being open borders and having compassions for those of us who want to come here."
She continued, "My dad always talked about immigration saying these are God's children, they're trying to come here to seek a better life. Anyone who's toured the border, women literally die pregnant in the desert trying to get here and we need to have compassion. It's OK have a hard line stance on immigration and still have compassion for the people who want to come here."
Goldberg ended the conversation with one final message to Lahren and Kelly: " Quit messing with the immigrants because you're incorrect!"