Ouch; need some balm for the sick burn that just got laid on you, Tomi Lahren?
Conservative commentator Lahren found herself on the receiving end of “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling’s Twitter wrath on Thursday, after Lahren tried to make hay out of President Trump’s declaration that transgendered people would be banned from military service by taking a shot at Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama.
“Pres Trump dedicated to putting radical Muslims in graves whereas Pres Obama was dedicated to putting men in the ladies room,” Lahren wrote Wednesday, punctuating her post with the hashtag “#MAGA.”
Rowling would have none of it, taking to Twitter early Thursday to poke holes in Lahren’s proclamation.
Truly, whom amongst us can forget Trump ordering the killing of bin Laden? Or Obama bragging about barging in on naked beauty contestants? pic.twitter.com/1veorstvA0
“Truly, whom amongst us can forget Trump ordering the killing of bin Laden?” Rowling shot back. “Or Obama bragging about barging in on naked beauty contestants?”
For the sarcasm-impaired, yes — that was sarcasm. Well played, Ms. Rowling. Well played.
Trump drew widespread criticism on Wednesday after tweeting, “After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow… Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming,” Trump wrote.
The president added, “Victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.”
Among the high-profile critics who tore into Trump over the declaration: former Trump supporter Caitlyn Jenner, who wrote in a lengthy essay called Trump’s plan to ban the transgendered from military service a “half-baked idea puts all of our service members in harm’s way.”