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Tomi Lahren Says New Job at Pro-Trump Advocacy Group Just a 'Side Passion Project'

( [email protected] ) May 25, 2017 10:35 AM EDT
Tomi Lahren has moved on from the Blaze, announcing she's lending her voice to  Great America Alliance, a PAC dedicated to furthering the grass-roots agenda of President Donald Trump. However, she wants people to know she's not a "Trump cheerleader".
Tomi Lahren has landed a new gig at Great America Alliance, a PAC dedicated to furthering the grass-roots agenda of President Donald Trump. AP Photo

Tomi Lahren has moved on from the Blaze, announcing she's lending her voice to Great America Alliance, a PAC dedicated to furthering the grass-roots agenda of President Donald Trump. However, she wants people to know she's not a "Trump cheerleader".

The 24-year-old controversial right wing commentator, who was suspended by TheBlaze for her pro-choice comments while on "The View", will "help GAA execute communications and messaging strategies to expand grassroots support of the President's policies across the country," the advocacy group stated in a press release.

"Political sore losers and 'social justice warriors' across the country are committed to sabotaging the President's America First agenda every chance they get. If you are tired of the political tantrums and hypocrisy, stand with Tomi Lahren and Great America Alliance today to counter the largest group of whiners the country has ever seen," a website from the group reads.

However, Lahren, who has 711,000 followers on Twitter, clarified that she's not a "Trump cheerleader" -- and the role is "not full-time", but rather a "passion project" for her.

"I am helping the group with grassroots outreach, particularly through social media," she told Fox News. "My voice is powerful for the movement and I'm happy to use it to promote an agenda I believe in. This isn't about being a Trump cheerleader, this is about the Silent Majority and making sure we have a voice. It is not a full-time job. This is simply a side passion project for me."

She added, "I have a few pathways open for me. I am blessed to now have the freedom to choose the best fit. I haven't decided what's next but I can assure you, I'm not going anywhere. I will be lighting up your phone and television screen just as I've always done."

As reported, Lahren was pulled from The Blaze in late March shortly after she stated it would be hypocritical to be conservative and pro-life on abortion.

"I'm someone that is for limited government, so I can't sit here and be a hypocrite and say I'm for limited government, but I think that the government should decide what women do with their bodies," she said, adding, "stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well."

Claiming she was wrongfully terminated, Lahren subsequently sued the organization. She reached a settlement with her employer, Glenn Beck, in May.

Speaking to Fox News, Lahren said her legal battle with The Blaze was "about standing my ground and defending my voice."

"I'm not one to fall back into the corner and put my fate in someone else's hands. I tend to believe anyone in my position would do the same thing.

"I'm not worried about finding another job," she said. "A network did not make me and therefore a network cannot break me. It's also encouraging to watch my home 'Final Thoughts' pull in millions of views on Facebook. Times are certainly changing. I know if I stay true to myself and stick to my guns, I will never fail myself."

Tags : Tomi Lahren, Great America Alliance, President Donald Trump, The Blaze, Glenn Beck