Fox's Tomi Lahren condemns students who booed Melania Trump: “Can you imagine if this were Michelle Obama?”

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Citation From the November 27, 2019, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): OK. That was yesterday in Baltimore. Joining us right now from the west coast, we've Tomi Lahren, Fox Nation host. Tomi, there was a lot of cheering in Baltimore, but it sounded like, and according to news reports, there was a lot of booing, too.

TOMI LAHREN (FOX NATION HOST): Well, yes. And I think this is not only because, of course, she is Melania and her last name is Trump. But this is also just a lack of respect from young people. But where do they learn that from? Where do they learn that disrespect? Where do they learn that it is OK to boo first lady of the United States? Well, they learn that because they don't believe that they have to respect Melania or anyone with the last name of Trump, because the media and congressional leaders and Democrats have told them that they don't have to, that it's their moral right to do those things. So, this is an epidemic in this country, not just of people not liking anyone with the last name of Trump, but just with young people being completely disrespectful.

EMILY COMPAGNO (GUEST CO-HOST): I felt she showed her grace so well, too. She said, "Look, you're fighting with me, but I'm fighting for you," there. And her office releasing a statement as well on the opioid summit, saying, "We live in a democracy and everyone is entitled to their opinion, but the fact is we have a serious crisis in our country and I remain committed to educating children on the dangers and deadly consequences of drug abuse." Your thoughts, Tomi, on that?

LAHREN: Well, she handled it very, very gracefully. But she always does. I mean, this is a first lady who always shows immense grace and immense class every time we see her, and especially when she's confronted with any type of disrespect. But, again, can you imagine if this were Michelle Obama, or can you imagine if Melania Trump was a Democrat or married to a Democratic president? She is an immigrant and she is a woman. The first thing she would say if an immigrant woman was booed on stage is that is racist, that is sexist, that is anti-immigrant, that is bigotry, that is intolerance. Because it's Melania Trump, people feel as though they get a pass. And it's absolutely wrong, it's despicable. Young people need to learn a lesson in this country, you just respect people.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Yeah -- right. Whether she is first lady for four more years or one more year, she should be if you see what she brings as a naturalized citizen, as international model. She should be on more covers than Jennifer Aniston, but she's virtually ignored. And then she's booed on stage, knowing that every camera is there. But instead of speeding up and getting rattled, she keeps her calm, stays composed, is able to come back and meet up with the president a little bit later on.