Tomi Lahren is back in front of a camera with her Final Thoughts — this time, without The Blaze.
After a rocky separation from her former employer, the conservative pundit is making videos again. In a video posted to Facebook presumably from her home in Dallas, Lahren shared her thoughts on President Trump’s agenda.
“It’s a clear message to the world that this is a new game, and that this time around, we have a president who actually wants to win the game,” she said emphatically, insisting on keeping the name of her The Blaze show despite being banned from voicing her opinions on the network.
Lahren’s contract with The Blaze doesn’t end until September 30th, but that won’t stop her from attempting to communicate with her fans as she always did. The recent video is part of a month-long feud with the network after they suspended her show in response to pro-abortion comments she made on The View. The battle from there continued as such: she sued Glenn Beck for ‘wrongful termination,’ the network responded with a list of complaints, she broke her settlement contract with her statements on social media, and Beck sued her back.
Lahren’s former coworkers seemed to have wanted her gone from the network even before this debacle. Sources at The Blaze described the work atmosphere she created as a “hostile” one, the Daily Caller‘s Peter Hasson writes. Lower-status employees at the network described feeling “dehumanized” after Lahren constantly gave them menial tasks such as “heating her butt-pads” before her show began. She often butted heads with other strong personalities on the network such as Dana Loesch, and she seemed to have a difficult time making allies there in general. I recall being at a summit in Dallas last summer where she told her audience she had “no friends” despite having joined The Blaze team.
Hasson tells me his sources demanded strict anonymity. Aside from several public disagreements with her on social media between the company’s more famous personalities, employees are trying their best to keep their names detached from the ugly controversy. Even after Red Alert published a neutral profile on The Blaze‘s newest female employee Allie Stuckey, Stuckey responded by emphasizing that she is “not a replacement” for Lahren.
The Blaze officially had its employees sign a non-disparaging agreement to avoid them confronting Lahren on social media; however, at the pace things are heating up, there is no telling how much longer the agreement will stand.