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Fox News star Tomi Lahren forced to apologise for anti-trans ‘joke’ against Joe Kennedy

February 1, 2018
Tomi Lahren attacks the high fashion choices at this years Oscars.

Tomi Lahren says LGBT+ people are "attacking traditional men" by wearing dresses (Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images).

A Fox News commentator has been forced to apologise after launching a vile attack on Democratic congressman Joe Kennedy.

Right-wing pundit Tomi Lauren posted online about Kennedy, who was delivering the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

On Instagram Fahren referred to the Congressman as “little limp d**k,” while on Twitter she wrote he’s an “impotent little ginger kid”.

She also made a transphobic ‘joke’ about the politician by comparing his appearance to that of Jenner before she came out as transgender.

To make things worse the Fox commentator used Jenner’s dead name in the insult.

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Now Lahren has apologised – saying she got “too upset” in her social media posts ahead of the State of the Union.

She wrote on her Twitter profile, which has almost one million followers: “My comments on my personal Instagram about Kennedy’s response were inappropriate and I take full responsibility for that. I got too upset. I sincerely apologise.”

Tomi Lahren at Politicon at Pasadena Convention Center (Getty)

Despite the right-wing commentators remarks, Kennedy delivered a stinging rebuttal to President Trump’s address – labelling him a bully and defending LGBT people.

In his speech to Congress, Trump tried to paint a positive picture of his presidency and seemed to offer an olive branch to Democrats across the aisle.

But 37-year-old LGBT ally Kennedy tore into the President, accusing him of targeting same-sex couples and trans children.

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Kennedy, who serves as Chair of the Congressional Transgender Equality Task Force, invited a transgender soldier, Staff Sgt. Patricia King, as his guest to the State of the Union.

And the Democrat, who represents Massachusetts, used the opportunity to hold Trump to account for his treatment of LGBT people.

He said that the administration “isn’t just targeting the laws that protect us – they are targeting the very idea that we are all worthy of protection.”

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: U.S. President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (L) and Speaker of the House U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) look on in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second joint-session address to Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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He added: “For them, dignity isn’t something you’re born with but something you measure – by your net worth, your celebrity, your headlines, your crowd size.

“Not to mention, the gender of your spouse.”

Kennedy continued with the message that equality was under attack.

WASHINGTON, DC- SEPTEMBER 30: Representative Joseph Kennedy (D-MA) speaks during a private screening of "Food Chains" in the Capitol Visitors Center on September 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for "Food Chains")
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“Their record is a rebuke of our highest American ideal: the belief that we are all worthy, we are all equal and we all count,” he said.

“In the eyes of our law and our leaders, our God and our government.

“That is the American promise. But today that promise is being broken.”

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 21: U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) and U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-MA) (R) joined protestors at a rally against the Trump administration policies at the Boston Irish Famine Memorial on February 21, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The protest, called "We Will Persist," was put on by Massachusetts workers, immigrants, and community activists. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
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Kennedy told the crowd in Fall River, Massachusetts that “we are bombarded with one false choice after another.

“As if the parent who lies awake terrified that their transgender son will be beaten and bullied at school is any more or less legitimate than the parent whose heart is shattered by a daughter in the grips of opioid addiction.

“So here is the answer Democrats offer tonight: we choose both. We fight for both.

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“Because the strongest, richest, greatest nation in the world shouldn’t leave anyone behind. We choose a better deal for all who call this country home.”

The congressman said that the public was watching “a Justice Department rolling back civil rights by the day.

“Hatred and supremacy proudly marching in our streets.”

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White supremacist Charlottesville protest (Getty Images)

“Bullets tearing through our classrooms, concerts, and congregations. Targeting our safest, sacred places.”

In October, gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on people attending a concert in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring another 851 in the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

“This is not right,” said Kennedy. “This is not who we are.”

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But he had an uplifting message too.

“Bullies may land a punch,” he told the crowd. “They might leave a mark.

“But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defence of their future.

“Politicians can be cheered for the promises they make. Our country will be judged by the promises we keep.”

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