Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren clashed with The Daily Show host Trevor Noah in a 25-minute debate Wednesday night, and though the media has painted it as a win for Noah, I actually thought it was a healthy debate with excellent points on both sides. The tumultuous twosome took on many hot-button issues, including Black Lives Matter, Trump’s win, and sitting down for the national anthem. One particular item of note is Lahren’s point that Black Lives Matter promotes violence against police officers and Noah’s counterpoint that those violent individuals do not represent the essence of an entire movement. Lahren likened the movement to the KKK, and Noah continuously drew a distinction, saying that the KKK’s agenda is fundamentally racist, while Black Lives Matter is not.
Noah had a few jabs, beginning with asking why she’s so angry, and later responding to her claim of not “seeing color,” with “so what do you do at a traffic light?” He also won one major point, asking how if a group of violent individuals can represent an entire movement, then should the group of violent police officers that gunned down unarmed black men represent all police officers? Her logic would suggest so. I would have also pointed out that her logic would imply that the KKK represents Donald Trump, because if they are marching in the streets using his name, then don’t they represent him? As for the national anthem, I think people are free to do what they like, but the debate is still worth discussing.
I commend Lahren for holding her own in the discussion below. I’d also like to note that though I personally voted for Hillary Clinton, I find many of her actions to be heinous, and it’s infuriating that Noah and many others in the media give her a pass. This was a choice between deplorables, and I voted based on the lesser of two evils. I find racism to be more objectionable than corruption, but if you’re going to engage in heated topics about leadership, she should also be condemned. Watch below and make your own judgments. And if you’d like a taste of Tomi’s more outrageous “final thoughts,” watch the second video.