A conservative news anchor used her TV show to deliver harsh remarks directed at President Barack Obama and radical Islam. She made the comments in relation to the shooting in the Tennessee city of Chattanooga, which killed four Marines and a Navy sailor.
The video, which has been posted on YouTube and viewed more than 3 million times, showed 22-year-old Tomi Lahren, an anchor at One American News Network, slamming the president on his "half-way, half-baked, tip-toe, be-friendly-to-jihadis mentality." She made her rant on the "Final Thoughts" section of her show.
"President Obama, if you won't say it, I will - radical Islam. This is not workplace violence; this is not a criminal act with motives unknown - this is terrorism," Lehren said. "[Was] he linked to ISIS or al-Qaida or Hamas, or any of the other 15-plus offshoot terrorist groups? Does it matter? I'm sorry, but radical Islam is becoming the rule, not the exception."
Lehren contended that "yesterday's moderate is today's terrorist."
"I care that this S.O.B. killed four of our United States Marines," Lehren said. "And I care that our commander-in-chief is more concerned with Muslim sensitivity than the honor and sacrifice made by these Marines."
According to Gwen Breitstein of Yahoo! News, Lahren was referring to the events at Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, where 24-year-old Mohammad Abdulazeez shot and killed four U.S. Marines and one active-duty Navy reservist. She turned the focus on their deaths.
"Four United States Marines are now dead," Lahren said. "Climate change didn't kill them, lack of free community college didn't kill them, the income gap, wage inequality, nope, not those things either. Gay marriage? Nope. Oh, white racism? Not that either."
According to Lehren, it was "the 21st time our military men and women have been attacked here at home." She contended that it was "an American problem."
"I'm sorry. I can't sit here and let [it] go. Not anymore," Lehren said.
The news anchor then stated that she came "from a family of Marines."
"My grandpa was a World War II paratrooper, my uncle a Vietnam Purple Heart recipient, [and] my cousins [are] both Marine Corps officers," Lehren said. "I have some very close Navy SEAL connections as well."
Lehren called the Obama administration's approach against terrorism "a failed strategy."
"The radical Islamists have brought the fight right here to the red, white and blue, and it's about time we bring it to them, full force," Lehren said. "Let's show them what the United States of America looks like up close and personal."
Lehren closed her segment by outlining her strategy against terrorism.
"Show them what a B1 Bomber looks like flying overhead. Show them what they're messing with," Lehren said. "Put the fear of God in their desert, because clearly our lack of strategy isn't working."