Conservative TV personality Tomi Lahren said she doesn’t listen to celebrities who talk about politics. People pointed out Trump was one

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Wednesday 10 October 2018 09:00
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Tomi Lahren, who made her name as a conservative pundit, and who took to hosting fiery Pro-Trump monologues on TV, has waded into the debate about whether or not celebrities should make their political opinions public.

No, she says unequivocally, they should not.

In a scathing tweet following Taylor Swift’s decision to back a Democrat in the midterm elections and urge people to do the same during her AMAs acceptance speech, Lahren tweeted:

Let’s be clear, I’m not with Taylor and I’m not with Kanye. I’m not for celebrities that pop off of sh*t they don’t understand. Period.

The 26-year-old mentioned Kanye West, whose bizarre, rambling endorsements of Donald Trump repeatedly makes news.

See, there's just one small problem with what she wrote.

President Donald Trump is technically a celebrity, and since he's now the president of America, he also tends to "pop off" on quite a bit of politics....

In fact, people liked his work as the host on The Apprentice so much they even awarded him a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...

He was awarded the star in 2007 in the television category. That's as celebrity as it gets.

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People on Twitter were quick to pop off about the hypocrisy in her statement.

Others questioned why celebrities couldn't use their platform to talk about politics.

"So because someone is a celebrity, they instantly lose their citizenship and 1st amendment rights or something? They are citizens just like the rest of us," one fumed.

It got a little awkward.

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