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Genealogist Digs Up Tomi Lahren’s Family Tree After She Attacks Immigrants, And The Results Are Laughable

Fox News pundit Tomi Lahren got more than she bargained for after attacking immigrants and defending President Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff’s racist remarks this weekend.

John Kelly told NPR last week that he believes that undocumented immigrants don’t deserve to be in the U.S. because they are “not people that would easily assimilate into the United States, into our modern society.”

“They’re overwhelmingly rural people,” Kelly insisted. “In the countries they come from, fourth-, fifth-, sixth-grade educations are kind of the norm. They don’t speak English; obviously that’s a big thing. … They don’t integrate well; they don’t have skills.”

Lahren, who managed to make a name for herself quickly by spewing racist rhetoric, took to Fox News and echoed Kelly’s comments.

“You don’t just come into this country with low skills, low education, not understanding the language and come into our country because someone says it makes them feel nice. That’s not what this country is based on,” she told Fox News host Jesse Watters Saturday.

“These people need to understand that it’s a privilege to be an American,” the right-wing pundit said. “And it’s a privilege that you work toward – its not a right,” she claimed, despite not having to work toward becoming an American, and apparently neither did her ancestors, according to journalist Jennifer Mendelsohn.

It turns out, Lahren’s family background is much like Kelly’s: immigrants who came to America and refused to “assimilate,” yet produced a family of successful Americans.

Mendelsohn took a deep dive into Kelly’s background, finding Kelly’s great-grandfather lived in America, documented, for 18 years and could not “read, write, or speak English.”

And now she’s doing the same with Lahren’s family tree, and, unsurprisingly, it looks a lot like John Kelly’s.

The 1930 census says Tomi’s 3x great-grandmother had been here for 41 years and still spoke German.

Her 2nd great-grandmother had been here for 10 yrs. Spoke no English.

Her great-grandfather’s 1895 baptism from MN? Recorded in Norwegian.#resistancegenealogy #receipts

There’s also this interesting tidbit. (To be fair, Mendelsohn notes a jury acquitted him.)

Former Office of Government Ethics chief Walter Shaub weighed in, with a scathing nickname for Lahren:

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