Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren escalated her feud with rapper Cardi B by suggesting in an interview with “Fox and Friends” Wednesday morning that freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was endorsing and even encouraging violence against her by retweeting the rapper’s comments.
Following Cardi B and Lahren’s Twitter tussle on Monday, Ocasio-Cortez stood up for the fellow Bronx native in a tweet.
Why do people think they can mess with Bronx women without getting roasted?
They act as though our borough hasn’t been perfecting the clapback game since the Sugarhill Gang ? y’all just found it on Twitter https://t.co/pgxUU1BDJs
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019
In a different tweet, that Ocasio-Cortez did not retweet, Cardi B said she would “dog walk” Lahren.
“I’m not surprised at anything Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez But again, I’m also impressed the way the left does the mental gymnastics to justify it,” Lahren told Fox News Wednesday. “Listen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on all 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 so, again, this is a double standard at play and not just rappers, it’s not trust trolls on Twitter. These are elected representatives who are endorsing and saying the same thing.”
Lahren claims AOC encouraged violence against her pic.twitter.com/TgJSJb4IV2
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 23, 2019