FOX Nation host Tomi Lahren tore apart Nashville Mayor John Cooper late last week during her Final Thoughts segment and called him “a little tyrant” for how he has managed the city during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lahren, who recently moved to Nashville, compared the city to her former home of Los Angeles.
“First it was our mayor’s stay-at-home order back in March, which he extended all the way through May, even when our neighboring cities and counties reopened. Then it was the phased reopening that gave us all a little hope, only to be dashed when he pulled the rug out from underneath us about a month ago, returning us to Phase Two,” Lahren said.
“Yes, this was after he announced a 34 percent property tax increase to pay for his shutdown after he encouraged BLM protests, which led to the historic courthouse being set on fire and historic Lower Broadway looted and ravaged. Then it was the mask mandate. Then it was the announcement Nashville students wouldn’t be returning to classrooms. And when that wasn’t enough what did the little tyrant do? He forced bars to close and imposed a 10 p.m. curfew on restaurants, a move that crushed and continues to crush Nashville bars, businesses, employees, musicians and residents who rely on tourism and nightlife to survive.”
Lahren said that Nashville officials are allowing a nearby strip club to stay open until 3 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 5 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. She also said Metro Nashville Police officers are spending their time downtown “making sure masks don’t fall beneath the nose” instead of protecting the city from violent crime.
“It would seem to me this has far less to do with COVID and far more to do with Mayor John Cooper’s personal vendetta against Broadway and Midtown bar and restaurant owners who happen to be his vocal critics,” Lahren said.
“None of it makes much sense unless you factor that into the messed-up equation.”
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