Tomi Lahren made the unfortunate decision of getting on camera again yesterday, this time to go on an alarmist rant about all the “diseases” that the people in the migrant caravan have. This includes four whole cases of chicken pox, some bugs in people’s hair, colds, and a significantly lower rate of what Tomi calls “HIV AIDS” than the general population of the U.S.
Does Tomi know the difference between HIV and AIDS? Does she know what they are at all? It’s questionable.
“Out of 6,000 migrants currently living in the city, over a third of them are being treated for health-related issues,” Tomi haughtily declares in the Fox Nation video. Hey, Tomi, you’d seek treatment too if you had to walk all the way across Mexico with your kids in order to escape U.S. War on Drugs-related gang violence. Maybe you should seek treatment now? Just a thought.
Fox Nation is going all in on characterizing the caravan as a nat'l health crisis & portraying LatinX migrants as "diseased"
Tammy Lauren: What happens if we usher them into the US? Do you want TB, HIV/AIDs, chicken pox, or hepatitis in your communities and your kids schools? pic.twitter.com/PQwROUtliw
— Gabby Miller (@__gabbymiller) December 4, 2018
Chickenpox is already in our schools, of course, and all the other illnesses she mentions are in our communities, often at much higher rates than those listed in a group of people who are exhausted and often not properly fed.
Tomi goes on to list the supposedly terrifying ailments affecting the migrants, who will definitely come straight to your front door to cough in your face.
“There are three confirmed cases of tuberculosis, four cases of HIV AIDS, and four separate cases of chickenpox,” she says. “Oh, and over 100 migrants have lice and multiple instances of skin infections.”
As we all know, lice and skin infections are the leading cause of death for, let me check my notes here, nobody. Nobody has died of lice, and skin infections are not actually contagious.
Twitter users have been quick to point out that Tomi is, yet again, acting like a Nazi.
Straight from the Nazi playbook https://t.co/R0NE086a8Q
— Marie Lee (@ChunLiMarie3) December 6, 2018
— Mark McDiarmid (@GrumpyMcDiarmid) December 6, 2018
— Iffat Jahan (@ijahan1230) December 6, 2018
Modern-day Nazis https://t.co/dN57J4J9Tv
— Roogsy (@Roogsy) December 6, 2018
Fear mongering about foreigners bringing in disease is literally what Nazis did. https://t.co/srPMXGqYnt
— Carlos Maza (@gaywonk) December 4, 2018
This is what the @GOP is all about. Fear mongering. You know who also said almost the exact same thing to justify the murder of 6 million Jews during the holocaust? Nazis did. @TomiLahren is a little airhead Nazi. She is the enemy of America and our Constitution. #TomiIsTheEnemy https://t.co/eJa3B9pLlI
— Rhino (@ryknight99) December 5, 2018
— K. Williams (@KWilliamsAuthor) December 5, 2018
It is not hyperbole to say this is straight out of the NAZI playbook.
Also, wear a condom and get vaccinated. https://t.co/5cYyyyRaqB
— Bob Cunningham (@BCunningham215) December 5, 2018
The same people preaching this are the same ones who don’t vaccinate their kids
Also this is the same way the Nazi’s characterized Jewish people https://t.co/9YJrVw16qe
— Julia (@julia_mauk) December 5, 2018
Again, this language and model of propaganda has often been a precursor to ethnic cleansing.
History is full of examples: Rawanda, the Balkans, Nazi Germany… https://t.co/MDbI5JlVNB
— Patočka | 재손 바톷카 (@JasonPatocka) December 5, 2018
I don’t like to blow things out of proportion, but this is quite literally the same message as Nazi propaganda. Fucking terrible. Read a book. https://t.co/8cotMNkCOY
— Jack Schwaba (@YoungSchwabs) December 5, 2018
Nazi rhetoric for Nazi politics. Don't shy away from calling these people what they are – far right propagandists seeking to maximize their power by commodifying and dehumanising fellow humans.
Right wing rhetoric will be the end of us all. https://t.co/K7GSq7GTUM
— Owen Macdonald (@OwenMacdonald8) December 5, 2018
They make it really really hard to ignore the nazi analogies. https://t.co/uIL8GO3xD5
— Stephen Miller (@huangmiller) December 5, 2018
If you were wondering when the full Nazi Barbie was going to kick in, we have arrived. This was the argument used to dehumanize Jews in 1930s Germany. https://t.co/ca94vDBMyW
— Jeff Stirling (@stirlingthinks) December 5, 2018
This kind of rhetoric is out of Tomi Lahren is far from new, which is probably why she’s been dubbed White Power Barbie. From her comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the KKK to calling border agents taking children from their parents and throwing them into cages “humanitarians” to her recent celebrating of similar children being gassed, she has already earned her title.