Tomi Lahren rubbed Glenn Beck the wrong way right from the start.
The fiery blonde with conservative viewpoints — except for well, abortion, which she supports — has been back in the spotlight this week. She appeared on FNC’s “Hannity” all week long, taking over his “Last Word” feature.
In a new podcast interview with Mediaite‘s John Ziegler, Beck did that thing where you go back in time and handle a bad relationship completely differently. He blasted Lahren, saying he would’ve fired her the day he met her. Which technically doesn’t really make sense. Everyone knows a boss don’t know how much he will detest an employee until the person gets their feet wet and really starts to stink the place up.
But you get the idea: He can’t stand her.
Notwithstanding all the legal strife between the two — she sued Beck and The Blaze for wrongful termination after the site fired her in March, and won — Beck insists that her firing had nothing to do with Lahren’s appearance on ABC’s The View in which she told the ladies that she’s pro-choice.
“I would’ve fired [Lahren] the day I met her in the hallway,” he said. “And that’s no kidding.”
Beck said the real reason he got rid of Lahren is because she’s an opportunist.
“What I have a problem with is somebody who will change their point of view, or that will say absolutely crazy red-meat things and not have any intellectual firepower to back it up,” he said.
There are also a whole host of reasons why The Blaze may have wanted to wash the blonde right out of the site. Her behavior left a bad taste in her colleagues’ mouths, as it was spelled out in this Daily Caller piece by Peter Hasson.
For her part, Lahren doesn’t seem to care what Beck thinks of her. These days she has danger on her mind. Specifically, Milo Yiannopoulos‘s self-published ‘Dangerous,’ which is number 2 in Amazon’s best sellers ranking. At the moment, it’s number 5 on the New York Times bestsellers list.
“Feeling dangerous,” she wrote in a Saturday post on Twitter and Instagram.
The pro-Trumpette also cheered on the administration, writing, Can’t wait to share the stage with @Scaramucci at @Politicon next weekend! Let’s go!”
Ziegler waited a whole 28 minutes before uttering Lahren’s name during his 42-minute interview with Beck.
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