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Trevor Noah Rips Into ‘Angry’ TV Host Who Compared Black Lives Matter To KKK

On Wednesday, November 30, Trevor Noah completely skewered conservative TV host Tomi Lahren during a frank conversation about Black Lives Matter and Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest on “The Daily Show.”

If you’re not familiar with Lahren, she’s the host of “Tomi” on TheBlaze, where she frequently goes on nonsensical rants about liberals and their various activities.

When Colin Kaepernick was at the forefront of the country’s attention over his national anthem protest, for example, she described him as a “whiny, indulgent, attention-seeking crybaby” while being a whiny, indulgent attention-seeking crybaby.

Lahren’s analysis, if you can even call it that, of various issues is almost always purely anecdotal.

If she’s actually doing research before her shows, it seems likely she’s been digesting an array of fake news.

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But, Lahren’s rants definitely reflect the views of a lot of people across the country (just look at the view count on that Kaepernick video).

So, kudos to Noah for having her on “The Daily Show,” which, let’s be honest, regurgitates liberal perspectives on essentially every major issue — and respect to Lahren for walking into what she described as the “lions den.”

It’s commendable to see people with vastly different viewpoints sit down and try to have a civil conversation about controversial issues.

Lahren called Black Lives Matter the “new KKK,” and Noah wasn’t having it.

Trevor Noah speaking with Tomi Lahren

Comedy Central

When it comes to issues like the Black Lives Matter movement and Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest, Lahren has adopted what is a pretty standard conservative perspective.

Simply put, she argues that the grievances of the Black Lives Matter movement are largely imagined and believes it incites violence against police officers, among others.

Back in July, Lahren called Black Lives Matter the “new KKK” in a tweet, which generated a lot of uproar.

Screenshot of a tweet about Tomi Lahren, Black Lives Matter and the KKK.

Twitter

Noah took issue with this, for understandable reasons, and questioned Lahren about it on Wednesday night.

You say you’re not pushing a racist narrative, you’re criticizing.

Do you really belief you’re criticizing and you’re not mal-intentioned when you say things like ‘Black Lives Matter is the new KKK’?

Because you realize Black Lives Matter can’t be the new KKK, the KKK is still around …

To say Black Lives Matter is the new KKK is to really really minimize what the KKK did and what they stand for.

Lahren defended her comments, stating,

When there are people in the street saying, ‘If you see a white person beat their ass,’ does that not sound reminiscent of the KKK and their motives to you?

But Noah shutdown this line of argument as well,

Is that the narrative of Black Lives Matter or are there people who saying that who are saying that within a crowd of other human beings?

There is a distinction between a movement, and the people.

In other words, it’s hypocritical for someone like Lahren, who says Trump doesn’t represent the KKK even though the KKK supports him, to condemn an entire movement due to the actions of a few.

At one point during the interview, Lahren also said she doesn’t “see color,” which sounds nice, but it doesn’t do a whole lot to eradicate systemic racism.

This is precisely why Noah responded to that comment by stating,

You don’t see color? So what do you do at a traffic light?

There’s nothing wrong with seeing color; it’s how you treat color that’s important.

Watch the full interview by clicking here.

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John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.
John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

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