Tomi Lahren is no stranger to saying wild things as if her listeners are dumb for not saying them first. During a recent convocation address at Liberty University, Lahren warned students of the dangers of a potential democratic-socialist President like Bernie Sanders:
We might just end up with Bernie as a president if we do not pay attention and educate our Bernie supporters. They really do want what’s best for this country, they just have a math problem … [L]et me tell you, there’s no such thing as free. But that’s how they get you. Socialism starts out with the promise of free things and it turns into a black market for toilet paper. And if you think I’m kidding, take a look at Venezuela. I’m not kidding you, there’s a black market for toilet paper.
In the same speech, she cracked that Bernie supporters "don't bathe" and "order their communist manifesto on Amazon prime — they just don't understand [free market capitalism]." An advocate for small government and President Donald Trump, Lahren then claimed any Bernie supporter would be left speechless if you asked them, "Do you trust government?" Maybe Lahren assumes the answer would be "no," and the only logical step after that is, "Then let's make it as small as possible!"
Lahren is correct about the toilet paper shortage in Venezuela. This is a result of extreme economic collapse according to most analysts. Many other countries that embrace socialist practices, such as Norway, Canada, China, Ireland, and many more, have suffered no such collapse and toilet paper is still in good supply.
Apparently, this writer and the New York Times editorial board don’t understand how racism works. Or maybe they just don’t care. Racism goes both ways.