Minneapolis Diners Throw Water at Conservative Tomi Lahren

In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren attends Politicon in Pasadena, Calif. Photo: AP/Colin Young-Wolff/Invision
In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren attends Politicon in Pasadena, Calif.

May 23, 2018 02:45 PM

Conservative commentator Tomi Lahren says she is disheartened and embarrassed but not broken after a patron threw water on her at a Minneapolis restaurant.

The Fox News contributor told the channel's "Fox & Friends" Wednesday that she was eating Sunday brunch with her parents when a group of people "thought it would be funny to throw water at" her and chant profanities.

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Lahren says people don't have to like or agree with her, but that they "don't have the right to throw things" at her. She insists she is "tough" and "can handle it."

President Donald Trump tweeted in support of Lahren, calling her "a truly outstanding and respected young woman!"

Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder said Wednesday that no one has reported the incident.

Union, the restaurant outside which the incident reportedly happened, released the following statement:

"It is our goal to provide a welcoming and enjoyable experience for all our guests.  We expect that diners at our restaurant will conduct themselves accordingly. In the event of inappropriate or disruptive behavior, it is our policy to ask a guest to leave or, if needed, escort them out. During our Sunday brunch on May 20th, we did immediately escort a diner and her group off property as we do not and will not tolerate any bad behavior.
 
"While we believe and support freedom of speech and expression, we do not allow disruptive behavior in our restaurant."


KSTP staff contributed to this report.

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