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Did Trump Just Quote Tomi Lahren to Claim His Critics Want War With Russia?

Want to hear a terrifying scenario? Tomi Lahren, the millennial outrage huckster, appears on Fox & Friends to talk about war with Russia. President Donald Trump, naturally, is watching. He then parrots her comments on his Twitter account, exposing the madness to the world.

That appears to be what happened Wednesday morning, when the president spoke out about the negative reaction to his disastrous press conference with Vladimir Putin, in which he defended the autocrat against the US government’s charges that Russia interfered in the US election.

“Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia,” Trump tweeted at 7:27 a.m. Wednesday. “They would rather go to war than see this. It’s called Trump Derangement Syndrome!”

If that sounds like a profoundly inane talking point ripped straight from Tomi Lahren’s Facebook page, that’s because it might be.

Lahren appeared on Fox & Friends at 6:35 a.m. to bash critics of Trump’s presser, and had this to say:

“These are the final stages of Trump Derangement Syndrome and you’re going to see it more and more as we head into the midterms,” Lahren said. “Do you want this president to rage war against Russia because Hillary Clinton lost the election?”

“Look at the outrage, the selective outrage from the left, because it would almost seem as if that is what they want,” she continued. “Would you like him to work towards diplomacy, or world peace, or would you like him to be aggressive towards Russia because Hillary Clinton lost the election?”

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